Islington Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

Islington Shawl

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
860 - 874 yards (786 - 799 m)
One Size
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This gorgeous shawl pattern was designed by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘Loop’s 10’.

It is available as a printed book through Loop, London ( or your local LYS. In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London.

’Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.
Note: ‘Golden Beehive’ is a beautiful bespoke colour for Loop,London.

A lover of two colour shawls, Kirsten’s pattern plays with contrast, pairing intricate stitches with bold stripes. Stars peep from a blanket of garter stitch and diamond lace cascades down to meet a wave of crochet edging for a beautiful mix of texture and colour. The definition of DyeForYarn’s merino silk lends itself to the detailed stitches and the soft drape ensures an elegant wrap. ‘Golden Beehive’ can be paired with rich teals, pale violets or as we have, a dark plum for a sophisticated shawl.

One size: 160cm (63in) wide x 63.5cm (25in) deep

DyeForYarn Merino Merino Silk Fingering (4ply/fingering
weight; 75% superwash merino wool, 25% mulberry silk;
400m / 437yds per 100g skein)
Shades: MC: Bat in a Dark Mood x 1 skein; CC: Golden
Beehive x 1 skein

4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, 100cm (40in) length
3.5mm (UK 9/US E/4) crochet hook for provisional cast on
and chain cast off
Locking stitch marker
Tapestry needle

22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter st on 4mm
needle after blocking.
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size as
necessary to ensure an accurate finish.

• This two-color shawl begins at the top edge with a garter
tab cast on. Stitches are picked up and knit along the edge of
the garter tab and the shawl is then worked downward.
• When alternating colors every two rows it is not necessary
to cut the yarn – simply carry the yarns loosely up the side.

Cluster 3 into 3: P3tog without dropping sts from left needle,
yo, purl same 3 sts together again, drop those 3 sts from left
needle. 3 new sts made from 3 sts

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