Guernsey Shawl by Mone Dräger

Guernsey Shawl

June 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
80" wide and 33" tall
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Traditional knitting motifs borrowed from the Isle of Guernsey run across this generously sized triangle shawl. Knitters in Guernsey decorated close-fitting fishermen’s sweaters (known as ganseys or jerseys) with similar knit and purl motifs.

The shawl is knitted top down in rows. Knitters can choose to work the motifs from charts or written instructions.

Finished Size Wingspan 203 cm (80”) and 84 cm (33”) height

6 skeins of worsted weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 182 m (200 yds) per 100 g
Used in the sample: Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted (100% wool): #SW60 sandy beach, 6 balls.
5 mm / US size 8 circular needle, approximately 100 cm (40”) long to accommodate the large number of stitches
Markers; darning needle.

16 sts and 22 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch
Gauge is not crucial for the project, but might change the size and yardage requirement