Bamburgh by Maddie Harvey


June 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 18.5 rows = 2 inches
in stocking-stitch stripe & slipped-stitch stripe, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
One size (see below)
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The Bamburgh Shawl: exploring the contrast between two gorgeously different yarns from Whistlebare, through slipped-stitch cables and garter-stitch stripes.

This unusual, easy to wear, trapezium-shaped shawl is knitted from side to side in stripes of stocking-stitch, garter-stitch and simple slipped-stitches. Once the main shawl is complete, an easy short-row border is worked along three edges.

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Whistlebare, Yeavering Bell 4ply and Cheviot Marsh 4ply

  • Yeavering Bell 4ply (4 ply / fingering-weight; 350m / 383 yards per 100g skein; 80% Whistlebare’s own mohair & 20% Whistlebare’s own Wensleydale wool)
  • Cheviot Marsh 4ply (4 ply / fingering-weight; 350m / 383 yards per 100g skein; 100% lambswool; a blend of Romney Marsh and Cheviot)

1 skein of Yeavering Bell in Castle Keep (Yarn A)
1 skein of Cheviot Marsh in All At Sea (Yarn B)

4mm / 6 US circular needle, 80cm (32”) long (straight needles could also be used, but a circular needle is needed to work the edging)
Cable needle (optional), two stitch markers, plus four lockable markers (two in a different colour), tapestry needle & blocking pins (wires optional)

10 sts x 18.5 rows = 5 cm / 2” measured over pattern, before blocking
10 sts x 14 rows = 5 cm / 2” measured over stocking-stitch stripe pattern, after blocking
9 sts x 18 rows = 5 cm / 2” measured over slipped-stitch stripe pattern, after blocking

205 cm / 80.75” long x 42 cm / 16.5” deep

ERRATA 4/7/19
Set-Up Decreasing Stripes
Row 7 should be:
“Using A, sl1 wyif, k2, yo, sssk, k to end. 76 sts”
Rows 9&10 should be:
“Rep Rows 7&8 once more. 75 sts”
Row 11 should be:
“Using A”

Chart Key
Slipped Stitches with symbol V should read:
RS: slip purlwise with yarn in back
WS: slip purlwise with yarn in front