Lang Ayre by Gudrun Johnston

Lang Ayre

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1635 yards (1495 m)
One size
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Lang Ayre
Inspired by the many-hued stripes of pink and grey granite around Ronas Hill in Shetland, this hap is named for a beautiful stretch of beach in the same vicinity.

This shawl starts with a centre-out construction where yarn overs are made at the beginning of every row to increase the centre diamond to the widest point. Yarn overs continue to be made at the beginning of each row as the second half of the diamond is formed but this time decreases are also made at the beginning and end of each row to get rid of stitches. Two triangles are then made, working from the edges of the diamond.

Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight (4 ply / fingering weight; 100% Shetland wool; 115m / 125yds; 25g balls)
Yarn A 202 5 x 25g balls
Yarn B 27 2 x 25g balls
Yarn C 1284 1 x 25g ball
Yarn D 78 2 x 25g balls
Yarn E 72 1 x 25g ball
Yarn F 54 2 x 25g balls

Wingspan 186.5cm / 73½in
Depth 97cm / 38¼in

Needles and notions
1 set 5mm (UK 6 / US 8) circular needles in a variety of lengths, 60cm / 24in, 80cm / 32in and 100cm / 40in long
Waste yarn for holding stitches
Blocking wires and / or rust-proof pins

17 sts and 32 rows to 10cm / 4in over garter stitch, after washing and blocking

Special techniques
Making yarn overs at the start of a row
Splicing yarns

This pattern is currently only available as part of The Book of Haps