Millrace shawl by Elizabeth Doherty

Millrace shawl

April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
575 yards (526 m)
One size, with instructions for customizing
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The Millrace Shawl is a long, shallow crescent that begins and ends with just 4 stitches. It uses the same undulating lace border as the Millrace Scarf, but has a deeper, longer body that is worked in garter stitch.

The shawl is knit from point to point, the border worked at the same time as the garter body. A twisted rib provides a visual transition between the two parts, and serves as a reminder for increasing and decreasing.

Finished size
14” / 35.5 cm deep at center x 76” / 193 cm long, after blocking.

Approximately 575 yds / 525 m Quince and Co Tern (221 yds / 202 m per 50g skein; 75% wool, 25% silk) in Sea Grass.

Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, yarn-overs, twisted stitches.

Stitch patterns are provided in both written and charted form.

Blog post here.