A striped heart-shaped shawl with an eye-catching knitted looped edge. The garter stitch body adds texture to the simple stripes and is easily worked by a beginner or as an effortless project for the more experienced. Choose two semi-solid/solid colours, or for a truly striking effect, work this shawl with a solid/semi-solid main colour and a gradient dyed yarn as the contrast colour.
The term “wirra” is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning Rock Wallaby, one of my favourite animals.
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This is suitable for an advanced beginner level.
Yarn: 4ply/fingering weight yarn
• Main Colour (MC) 420 yards/384m
• Contrast Colour (CC) 400 yards/ 366m
Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino, 420 yards/384m); colourways: MC-Carmine; CC-Gossamer; 1 skein each
Needles: 3.75mm/US 5, long circulars to accommodate approx. 450 sts
Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends, 2 stitch markers
Depth at centre: 19.5”/50cm
Side edge, end to centre point: 45”/144.5cm
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