Winterfinding by Georgie Nicolson


April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
820 yards (750 m)
one size - 23½ inches/60cms deep and 49¼ inches/125cms wide.
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As the days shorten and the breeze feels chillier, we enter the times of Winterfinding; the start of Winter. For many folk, it is a time of sadness and regret but not for the knitter. Winterfinding marks the beginning of high knitting season. A season of rugging up in warm sweaters, pulling on snuggly socks and beanies and wrapping ourselves in shawls.

This shawl is a celebration of this season, with a variety of techniques and stitch patterns to engage and enjoy whilst whiling away those winter eves. Lace, stripes and brioche collide in this de-constructed triangle-shaped shawl to create a generous giant winter-warming hug.

Winterfinding is a triangle-shaped shawl which has been slightly de-constructed. It begins with a garter tab with the first section knit as per a traditional triangle-shaped shawl. The striped section is created by working only one side of the shawl. Stitches are then picked up along these rows just worked and the structure returns to a triangle-shape, albeit just slightly asymmetrical.

One size - 23½ inches/60cms deep and 49¼ inches/125cms wide.

Skill Level:

Techniques used:
knit and purl
Increasing and decreasing
Magic Garter Tab
Picking up stitches
Working from charts

Stitch pattern is both written and charted.

4 ply/fingering weight yarn in three different colours:
Main Colour: 370 yards/340 metres
Contrast Colour 1: 370 yards/340 metres
Contrast Colour 2: 80 yards/75 metres

Yarn used in the sample is a worsted spun low-micron Polwarth with a 2 ply structure.

Winterfinding has been designed to compliment the Tarndie Origins and Tarndie Polwarth Undyed Range.