Interisland Shawl by Donna Smith

Interisland Shawl

Knitting
April 2021
Shilasdair Sogh 4 ply/Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 470 yards (400 - 430 m)
One size
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This pattern brings two islands together; the yarn was naturally dyed by Shilasdair in the island of Skye on the west coast of Scotland then sent to the island of Burra in the Shetland Isles in the north of Scotland where I designed and made the shawl.

The pattern begins by knitting a lace edging in a wave inspired motif representing the sea that links our islands together. Once the edging is complete, the stitches along the straight side of the edging are picked up and a series of short rows in comforting garter stitch are completed to create the gentle curve of the body of the shawl.

Size
One size
29cm/11.5in deep at the widest point x 166cm/65.25in wide at the widest point

Gauge
18 sts and 39 rows to 10 cm/4in worked over garter stitch flat.
Gauge is not crucial to this project but please be aware a different gauge will affect the amount of yarn you will use.

Yarn
Shilasdair Sogh :: 4 ply/ fingering (75% Superfine Alpaca/25% Long fibre British wool, approx 225m (246yds)/50g skein); Shade indigo and madder; 2 x skeins

Approx quantity of yarn required: 429.5m/469.7yds
You can substitute this yarn with anything that has the same yardage (length per metre or yard)

Needles and notions
Set of 80cm or 100cm circular needles, or set of 2 long straight needles. You might prefer to use short needles to work the edging.
This sample was knit using 4.0mm (UK 8/US 6) needles, you may find you have to use a smaller or larger needle to obtain the correct gauge.

Stitch markers
Blunt tapestry needle