Havet Shawl by Eline Alcocer

Havet Shawl

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in up and down st
3.0 mm
One size
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Instructions for row 1 should be as follows
Row 1 (set-up row): miss 1 ch, (1tr, 1dc) in next ch, work row 1 of lace section in A, change to B2, (1dc, 1tr) in same ch as last lace sts just worked, turn. 25 sts

The deep Norwegian fjords, the moody and volatile Oresund Strait, the icy Baltic… With its striking, ripple-like lace pattern extending down the middle, HAVET is a nod to the Scandinavian waters.

Approx 165cm/65” wide x 77cm/30½” deep

This triangular shawl is worked flat from the top down, with increases incorporated into the lace section, and at the corners of the plain sections.

John Arbon Harvest Hues 4-ply
(fingering; 65% organic Falklands merino / 35% zwarbles; 400 m / 436 yds per 100g skein)
A (centre panel): Woad (dark blue) - 1 skein
B (wings): Blue Spruce (blue-green) - 2 skeins

Yarn Alternatives
This shawl is designed for a fingering weight yarn. The tension is intended to be loose, so the resulting fabric is quite lacy with excellent drape.
Different fibres give different results. A lofty, non-superwash wool such as the Harvest Hues “blooms” with blocking, fluffing out into the gaps between the stitches as it does so. Your shawl will be warm and cosy, but you might need to block it more than once to obtain the desired dimensions and drape.
Superwash yarns are smooth and dense, and have less of a tendency to ping back. They are easier to block for this design. They won’t fill out like a non-SW wool, so your shawl will be much more net-like. Perfect for mid-season or mild winter weather.
This design also provides a great opportunity for experimenting with different textures. For example, you could make the centre panel in a fluffy mohair or suri alpaca, and use something smoother for the “wings” of the shawl.

Yardage required
Centre Panel: 200 m / 218 yds
Wings: 800 m / 872 yds

3.0 mm hook, or as required to obtain gauge
2 removable stitch markers
Wool needle
Recommended but not essential: blocking wires