Humewood Shawl by sam lamb

Humewood Shawl

Knitting
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.

From now until December 31, 2021, 100% of Humewood Shawl pattern sales 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 niacentre.org.

Yardage:
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)

Measurements:
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.