Forvie Shawl by K.M. Bedigan

Forvie Shawl

May 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
667 yards (610 m)
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Growing up on the coast, Kirsten has had the sea as part of her life since she was very small. The ever-shifting combination of water and coastline as the tides change the landscape – both bringing to and taking away from the shore – was the inspiration for this design.

The gentle eyelet motifs create a wave-like texture and are paired with a linear slip-stitch pattern that evokes the rolling sand dunes which accompany so many beaches.

Forvie Shawl is designed in 1 size:
Finished width: 152 cm (73 in)
Finished depth: 52 cm (20.5 in)

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor 4-ply, Fingering / 4-ply, 50% Merino, 50% Silk, 400 m / 437 yds per 100g.
Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem, Fingering / 4-ply, 75% British Bluefaced Leicester, 25% British Masham, 400 m / 437 yds per 100g.

Sample 1 Hebridean Beach (Turquoise)
MC: Splendor 4-ply in Selkie; 1 skein
CC: Masham Mayhem in Selkie; 1 skein
Note: this version uses the same colour - Selkie - on different bases (Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor 4-ply and Masham Mayhem4-ply). The bases take up the dye differently resulting in beautiful tones and textures.

Sample 2 Great Tapestry (Blue / Yellow)
MC: Splendor 4-ply in Blue Lady; 1 skein
CC: Splendor 4-ply in Band of Gold; 1 skein
Note: this version uses different colours in the same base (Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor 4-ply).

OR use a 4-ply yarn, in two contrasting colours or textures. It is recommended that you use a natural fibre that will block well.

Approximate yardage required:
MC: 280 m / 310 yds
CC: 230 m / 250 yds