The Tobermory shawl is named after an impossibly beautiful seaside town on the Isle of Mull in Scotland, where brightly painted buildings sparkle against the dark blue bay. Legend has it that a Spanish galleon laden with gold lies at the bottom of that bay, lost in the 16th Century and never recovered.
The stripes of the crescent shaped Tobermory shawl hint at the promise of riches beneath the waves. Its easy lace and eyelets were planned to thoughtfully showcase two colours of the gorgeous Road to China Light yarn: lustrous, subtly tonal, and always treasured.
Spelling of Carnelian in the yarn info was incorrect
Rows 48 and 49 should be:
49 RS K3, KYOK, k6, * ssk, yo, k4 * to last 7 sts, k3, KYOK, k3
This crescent shape shawl is knit from the top down with increases made at the edges.
Diameter across top edge: Approximately 137cm (54 “)
Neck to bottom edge: 38cm (15”)
YARN: The Fibre Co. Road to China Light 65% baby alpaca, 15%
silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 145m (159yds) per 50g hank in the
following amounts and colours:
Colour A: 2 hanks of Cornelian
Colour B: 1 hank of Sapphire
NEEDLES: 4.5mm (US 7), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles
(or size to obtain gauge)
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle
22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4”) in stocking stitch after blocking