Tiveden Shawl by Suzanne Sjögren

Tiveden Shawl

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
One Size
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This shawl is named after Tiveden National Forest. It is famed for its ancient virgin forests, which are rare in southern Sweden, and has lots of dramatic bare bedrock, extensive boulder fields carved by glaciers and a scattering of lakes. It is full of legends of trolls and highwaymen.

Tiveden Shawl is a triangle shawl with strong geometric lines and the softness of open lace. The stitch pattern is made up of arrows of lace with insertions of simple cables and garter stitch. Made in soft superwash fingering weight Merino, this shawl can be worn for added warmth but is light enough to not add much bulk.

  • Materials : Recommended Yarns: Bugbear Woolens Gemstone Sock Yarn 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 463 yards (401 meters) / 100 grams.

  • Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm), or size to get gauge.

  • Notions: Stitch markers tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking wires (optional) and t-pins for blocking.

  • Gauge: Gauge worked in stockinette stitch using the smaller needle, unblocked, is about 5 stitches to 1 inch.

  • Size: Blocked shawl measures 50 inches (127 cm) across and 20 inches (51 cm) down the center back. These measurements are approximate depending on how severely the shawl is blocked.