Hayling Island by Emma Sadler

Hayling Island

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
960 - 100 yards (878 - 91 m)
One Size
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This shawl was designed for my Mum’s 70th birthday present. She lives on the south coast of England on a small island – Hayling Island. She is allergic to some natural fibres and so I decided to use soft acrylic baby yarn for her.

It has a traditional half-hap construction, with a garter stitch central panel. This is surrounded by a border and finished off with a delicate lace edging. The colours and shapes remind me of the Island; the dark blue of the centre and edging represents the sea which surrounds the beige of the sand and pebbles on the shore, the green of the countryside and the light blue and white of the sky.

The whole shawl uses 175g of 4ply baby yarn, of which 110g was the MC used for the central triangle and lace. The border section is ideal for using up small amounts from stash. You could chose to use more or less colours.

The pattern includes a schematic, written and charted instructions. It has been professionally tech edited as well as test knitted.