Applecross Highland Shawl by Denise Bell

Applecross Highland Shawl

January 2017
Lace ?
gauge is not essential for this lace shawl
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2300 - 2500 yards (2103 - 2286 m)
54x54 inch square
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The Applecross Highland Shawl was inspired by the beautiful Applecross Walled Garden in the Wester Ross region of the Scottish Highlands.

Clematis climbs over an arbor. Signs ask visitors to report sightings of the Peacock butterfly, so that guidebooks can be encouraged to include Applecross in the Peacock’s habitat listing. And throughout the grounds flowers and plants thrive.

Once to the shore, wander a little to find the Applecross Walled Garden. Work on the original house and garden began in 1675 on land that was owned by the Mackenzie Laird. The garden supplied the big house with food, but since recent restoration began in 2001, diners at the restaurant now benefit from the gardeners’ work.

The Applecross Highland Shawl incorporates arbor, flower, butterfly, and vine motifs. Knit from the edging to center, it is not for a beginner.

The Applecross Shawl would be lovely knit using Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace-weight or cobweb. Gauge may differ with other yarns.

All photos attached to the pattern which feature the shawl and model were taken in Tulsa, OK. Other photos were taken by Lost City Knits at Applecross Walled Garden in Scotland.