Dunedin by Lucy Hague


March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 34.5 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
410 - 860 yards (375 - 786 m)
Small [Large]
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Note from the designer: the version of Dunedin now available as a Ravelry PDF download has been extensively revised and tested, and corrects all known errata (it also includes a larger version of the shawl); if you have the Wool Tribe print book, you can access the updated version of Dunedin by downloading the e-book version of Wool Tribe (look for the code on the inside of the front cover). If you’ve already downloaded the Wool Tribe e-book, find it in your Ravelry library and click ‘update’ to get the updated version of Dunedin.

When designing this shawl, I wanted to do something a little different with the body shaping; I combined short rows and decreases to create a shallow half-circle shape that’s interesting to knit whilst also being very easy to wear. The border features a symmetrically-centred cable based on one of my favourite Celtic knots – the sinuous lines remind me of rolling waves, perfectly suited to the marine hues of this yarn.

Also included is a larger semi-circular version of the shawl (not pictured), which features body shaping using only decreases.

Size S [Size L]: pictured; shallow half-circle with short-row shaping [not pictured; large half-circle with decrease shaping].

Size S
Length of neck edge: 60˝/(152 cm)
Depth: 10˝/(25 cm)

Size L
Length of neck edge: 56˝/(142 cm)
Depth: 20˝/(51 cm)

25.5 sts and 34.5 rows to 4˝/(10 cm) in stocking stitch
after blocking
1 repeat of Chart B/Chart D measures approx. 6˝/(15 cm) wide by 3.5˝/(9 cm) high (measured at slipped st edge) after blocking

• 410 yds/(375 m) [860 yds/(786 m)] of 4-ply/fingering weight yarn (Size S sample shown in Ripples Crafts Quinag Bluefaced Leicester ‘Stormy Seas’ [100% Bluefaced Leicester, 437 yds/(400 m) per 100 g]
• 3.75 mm/(US size 5) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge); long circulars recommended for body section
• Cable needle

Original description from Wool Tribe:
Lucy Hague has designed an amazing, swooping shallow shawl. The cabled section is worked first, side to side, and then the garter body is added. Shaping is achieved with short rows. The Celtic knotwork that Lucy loves is shown off beautifully in Ripples Crafts BFL yarn, dyed in an intense and shimmering blue.

This shawl is constructed by working the border first from one side to another, then picking up stitches for the body section and working the body upwards to the neck edge from the border. The body section is shaped by a combination of decreases and short rows. The border section also includes some short rows to help it curve around the shape of the body.

The border begins by increasing out from one point, then setting aside some stitches on waste yarn (these stitches are later picked up and incorporated into the neck edge of the body section); the other end of the border includes a provisional cast-on of stitches (to match the neck-edge stitches set aside previously at the beginning of the border), and then the border is decreased to a point.

Finished Measurements:
152cm/60” along top edge; 25cm/10” in depth