Tower Mill Shawl by Laura Chau

Tower Mill Shawl

December 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
675 yards (617 m)
one size
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The Tower Mill Shawl is a versatile shawl or wide scarf, beginning with an innovative garter stitch border cast on and shaped with short rows for a subtle curve. Tower Mill also incorporates a fun lace and cable pattern reminiscent of windmill sails which flows into the clean ribbed edge.

Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.

58” / 147cm along top edge, 11.5” / 29cm deep at center

Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino; 225 yds / 206m per 4oz / 113 g skein) Colour: Norway Spruce, 3 skeins or 675 yards / 618m of DK or worsted weight yarn

US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles 40” / 100cm or longer
tapestry needle
cable needle
stitch markers (optional)

20 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Wrap begins at the top edge. The Garter Stitch border is worked at the same time as stitches are cast on for the full width of the shawl, resulting in a border which is perpendicular to the main body of the shawl. The stockinette portion of the shawl is shaped with short rows for a slightly curved wrap. Both charted and row-by-row directions are given for the Lacy Windmill Stitch.
Note that for the chart, odd numbered (RS) rows are read from right to left, and even numbered (WS) rows are read from left to right. All rows are charted.

Skills Needed: cast on, knit, purl, lace, cables.

Pattern is a 4 page PDF file with full colour photos, written and charted directions for the Lacy Windmill stitch, and abbreviations list.