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VOL Shawl and Throw/Afghan

Variations on a Theme of Orkney Lace
Northern Lace's Ravelry store
Knitting
April 2012
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The shawl and throw can be made in a wide variety of different yarns. The approximate sizes for each are given at the end of these notes.

Materials for a Shawl

‘cobweb’ weight
(eg a ColourMart 2/28, J&S 1 ply Supreme or Cobweb)
about 150 g with border and lace, 90 g without
pair 3 mm needles
3mm circular needle

‘lace weight’
(eg a ColourMart 2/14, J&S 2 ply Supreme or 2 ply lace weight)
about 300 g with border and lace, 175 g without
pair 4 mm needles
4 mm circular needle

4 ply/fingering
(eg a ColourMart 3/14, J&S 2 ply jumper weight)
about 500 g with border and lace, 350 g without
pair 5 mm needles
5 mm circular needle

DK weight
1000 g DK weight yarn with border and lace, 800 g without
pair 6 mm needles

Materials for a Throw

DK weight
800g DK weight yarn
pair 5 mm needles
5 mm circular needle

Aran weight
1700 g (2340 yards) aran weight yarn. Mine uses 900 g Colinette Giotto and 800 g Colinette Skye
pair 6 mm needles
6 mm circular needle

Size

All figures are approximate

Shawls
‘cobweb’ weight 48” square
‘lace weight’ 54” square
4 ply/fingering 60” square
DK shawl 66” square

Throws
DK weight 56” square
aran weight 60” square