Whispering Island Shawl by Helen Stewart

Whispering Island Shawl

Knitting
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.

Size
One size

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

Yarn
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

Or DK weight yarn totaling approximately 660m/714yds

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.

Needles
5mm (US 8), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle
1 Stitch marker

Gauge
12 sts/20 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking