Halliste by Aleks Byrd


April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St St in the rnd, after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1208 yards (1105 m)
One Size
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This pattern is featured in 52 Weeks of Shawls by Laine Publishing.

Errata: Short Row Section Rnd 1 (RS): P1, k to m, SM, k1, p1, k1, m1r, k to 16 sts bef m, turn.

Halliste is a triangular shawl knitted in the round from the tip to the wingspan. The shawl is steeked with the steek stitches unraveled to create a knotted fringe edging. Geometric motifs dot the shawl using the Estonian inlay technique called Roosimine in two colours. Aleks Byrd likes to play with her Estonian roots and looks for inspiration from her treasure trove of old Estonian books. The initial inspiration for this shawl came from the idea of translating the beautiful embroidery style of Halliste, Estonia.

You can find tutorials at aleks-byrd.com

Wingspan: 83.5” / 212 cm.
Depth: 22.5” / 57 cm.

Yarn: Mondim by Rosa Pomar (100% Portuguese wool, 421 yds / 385 m – 100 g). 3 skeins of colourway 300 (MC) and 1 skein of each colourway 111 (CC1) and 113 (CC2).

Or approx. 1053 yds / 963 m (MC), 115 yds / 105 m (CC1) and 40 yds / 37 m (CC2) of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 3 / 3.25 mm 16” / 40 cm, 24” / 60 cm and 40” / 100 cm circular needles. Change needles as number of sts increase and require more space.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 24 yarn bobbins.

24 sts x 32 rnds to 4” / 10 cm in St St in the rnd, after blocking.