Whispering Island Shawl by Helen Stewart

Whispering Island Shawl

June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
601 - 722 yards (550 - 660 m)
one size
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Cliffs and caves, coastlines and caravans: Whispering Island is inspired by the landscapes of beautiful Dorset and the fun to be had there by the young at heart. This generously-sized shawl wants to be slung across your shoulders as you wander through fields, explore forgotten ruins, scramble up hillsides, and toast marshmallows over a campfire.

An elongated triangle shawl with a rounded border, Whispering Island is all about texture. Knit in a rustic DK weight yarn, it features rippling ridges and just a hint of feminine lace in the eyelets along the edge. Although packed with lovely details, this pattern is amazingly easy and fast to knit: the perfect project for a knitter setting off on their first shawl adventure, or for the experienced knitter who wants something simple to finish by the fireside in the long summer evenings of a camping holiday.

Approximately 173cm (68”) diameter across straight
top edge
64cm (25”) neck to bottom edge

Hole & Sons Pure Wool 100% Dorset Poll Pure Wool,
110m/119yds per ball
, 6 x 50g balls, Colour: Fog

The Fibre Company Acadia 60% Merino wool, 20%
Baby alpaca, 20% Silk, 133m/145yds per skein
, 4 x 50g
skeins, Colour: 2 x Driftwood, 2 x Summersweet

Blacker Yarns Pure Shetland DK 100% Wool,
110m/119yds per ball
, 6 x 50g balls, Colour: Fawn

Please Note:
I only used 5 balls of the Hole & Sons wool but had such a small amount left that I allow for 6 balls in the pattern. I used 5 1/2 balls of Blacker Pure Shetland even though it is the same yardage per weight.

The Pattern is written in my Percentage Checklist format which gives you stitch counts for each row and percentage of the pattern completed for every 5% section (based on the number of stitches).