Humewood Shawl by sam lamb

Humewood Shawl

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1020 - 1400 yards (933 - 1280 m)
Small (Large)
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Inspired by a vintage blanket and a neighbourhood filled with family memories, this shawl combines comfort knitting with a gentle introduction to applied lace borders. The stripes are a great way to use up small bits of your favourite leftover yarn, providing the ideal canvas to create a personalized shawl ready for daily wear.

100% of Humewood Shawl pattern sales in 2022 will be donated to Nia Centre for the Arts, a local, not-for-profit organization in Toronto, Canada. To learn more about Nia’s inspiring work, visit

850 (1200) yds / 780 (1100) m fingering weight wool in Main Colour (MC)
65 (75) yds / 60 (70) m in Contrast Colour 1 (CC1)
65 (75) yds / 60 (70) m in Contrast Colour 2 (CC2)
40 (50) yds / 40 (50) m in Contrast Colour 3 (CC3)

Suggested Yarn:
Brooklyn Tweed Loft
(this design is suitable for other yarn weights, just be mindful that your yardage needs will change)

Gauge: 20.5 stitches x 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm square in st st on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles after blocking (as with most shawl designs, gauge isn’t as important unless you want to be exact to the yardage requirements)

This triangular shawl comes in two sizes, Small (Large), with a finished spine height of 27 (33)” / 68.5 (84) cm and a wingspan of 58.5 (69)” / 148.5 (175.5) cm

Suggested Needles:
US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm or longer circulars
US 5 / 3.75 mm DPN or straight needle (optional, but makes the border easier to knit!)

Construction Notes:
The body of the shawl is knit first, starting at the centre point of the wingspan and growing out into a triangle. Stripes are added at a specific stitch count, and then the lace border is knit on, perpendicular to the live edge of the shawl.