Gairloch by cold comfort knits


February 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
990 - 1980 yards (905 - 1811 m)
One Size
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Designed in collaboration with Shibui Knits, the gairloch shawl combines lace-weight Lunar with lace-weight Silk Cloud for a super-silky, super-fluffy knitting experience.

An easy-to-memorize pattern allows your mind to relax, so you can enjoy every delightful stitch. And the finished shawl? It’s light as air, soft as a kitten, and designed for wearing!

The winged triangle shape—a kind of triangle/crescent hybrid— combines the generous depth of a triangle with the highly wrappable wingspan of a crescent. It conforms more naturally to the neck, making the shawl easier to style and more comfortable to wear.

So go ahead, put it on while the snow’s still flying…you won’t take it off until the flowers bloom!

Finished Measurements

24” (61 cm) deep x 50” (127 cm) wide, after blocking.


(A) Shibui Knits Lunar (60% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 40% Mulberry Silk; 401 yards / 365 meters / 50 grams): 3 skeins in Bone (colour #2181). Sample used 940 yards / 860 meters.

(B) Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk; 330 yards / 300 meters / 25 grams): 3 skeins in Bone (colour #2181). Sample used 940 yards / 860 meters.


One 40” (100 cm) circular knitting needle size US 5 (3.75 mm)—or desired length to comfortably accommodate a large number of stitches.


24 stitches / 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, before blocking.

Although gauge is not critical for this project, please remember that deviating from the pattern gauge will affect your total yardage requirements. Plan ahead :)