Blattwerch by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen


October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
525 - 1050 yards (480 - 960 m)
Small (Large)
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This pattern is available in print for $6.00.

The yarn does it all in this large, drapey shawl!
A traditional triangle shawl top-down construction is spiced up with bands of moss stitch, overlapping to create a tartan pattern. The generous yardage of the Siidegarte Siide-Fideel makes for a reasonably sized one skein shawl, or a huge two skein shawl (pictured). Any yarn with the same yardage can be used - I would only recommend you use a yarn that produces the same drapey fabric. A yarn with a high content of silk will do the trick!

Sit down with your hot beverage of choice, put on some music or an audio book, and indulge in the yummy yarn and this soothing, yet interesting knitting project. As a bonus, you’ve got something luxurious to wrap yourself in afterwards as you go for a leisurely stroll in the autumnal park! It’s made for those sunny autumn days that already carry the chill of winter.

Yarn: Siidegarte Siide-Fideel (50% Silk, 50% Merino), Fingering weight, 480 m / 525 yards per 120g. 1 (2) skeins. Colorway: “Faarechruut”

Needles: 4 mm / US 6 circulars, 80 cm / 32 inches.

Other: Stitch markers – at least 22, of which 2 are different to mark the center of the shawl. A tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Not crucial (but gauge might affect required yardage and final size) Sample uses gauge of 18 sts & 26 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Size: Small (Large)
Width from tip to tip: 181 (210) cm / 71.25 (82.5) inches.
Depth along center spine: 83 (96) cm / 32.75 (37.75) inches.

Difficulty level: Intermediate / advanced.

Blattwerch was originally designed for the Herbschtele book, that was released in conjunction with the Swiss Wulle Festival 2015.