Windcatcher by Amy van de Laar


November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
411 - 438 yards (376 - 401 m)
One size, 73.5”/187cm wingspan x 17”/43cm depth.
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The Windcatcher shawl is inspired by the harbour at the heart of my home city, Wellington, New Zealand. On a calm day, it’s a lovely place to take a walk (or sit with a coffee and knit). The harbour’s gentle waves and sparkling reflections are echoed in the shawl’s textured lace, and the sails of the boats and wings of seabirds are echoed in its asymmetrical triangular shape.

Skills & Techniques:
Knit from one point to the triangle’s opposite side, with simple lace stitches (k, p, yo, k2tog, ssk). The stitch pattern is intuitive, and WS rows are knit and purl only.

Materials Needed:
1 skein of Dark Harbour Yarn Starboard (70% superwash merino, 30% silk; 438yds/400m per 100g skein), or 438yds/400m of fingering-weight yarn.

Finished Measurements:
Relaxed after blocking: 73.5”/187cm wingspan, and 17”/43cm depth. The shawl can be enlarged by working additional repeats of Sections A+B (with extra yarn).

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Read more about the Windcatcher shawl and its inspiration on my blog:
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