Lavender Fields Shawl by Helen Stewart

Lavender Fields Shawl

Knitting
August 2021
Lace ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
744 - 886 yards (680 - 810 m)
small, large
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Deep rest is elusive. Real, true rest with no demands, no interruptions, no obligations. It is difficult to come by, but so powerful. This is how we replenish our energy and our creativity. It’s how we come back to ourselves and feel whole again in a world that’s often fragmented and overwhelming. But deep in the lavender fields rest is waiting. Surrounded by the soft lullaby scent of countless tiny flowers, all we need to do is breathe.

The Lavender Fields Shawl is a tribute to the wisdom of taking time out. It is a variation on the traditional hap shawl construction with a modern colour- blocked edge. The sway of the restful garter stitch is enlivened with eyelet details and a band of sweet lavender-inspired lace at the border. The delicate picot bind-off is a refreshing design detail to finish off this restorative and relaxing knit.

Size
Small & Large

Finished Measurements
Small
Approximately 163cm (64”) across straight top edge 41cm (16”) neck to bottom edge

Large
Approximately 185cm (73”) across straight top edge 76cm (30”) neck to bottom edge

Yarn

Small
Julie Asselin Nurtured Fine 100% Fine Wool; 708m/780yds per 112g skein 2 x 112g skeins, one in each colour

Colour A: Fusion (grey)
Colour B: Picnic (green)

Large

Circus Tonic Hoshuku Lace 80% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk; 600m/656 yds per 100g skein 2 x 100g skeins, one in each colour

Colour A: Bay of Shoals (pink)
Colour B: American River (lavender)

Approximate yarn used
Small

Colour A: 67g or 423m/463yds
Colour B: 45g or 284m/311yds
Of Lace/fingering weight yarn

Large
Colour A: 80g or 480m/525yds
Colour B: 55g or 330m/361yds
Of Lace/fingering weight yarn

Needles
3.75mm (US 5), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Gauge
24 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”) in garter stitch after blocking