Mither Tap Shawl by Carol Meldrum

Mither Tap Shawl

Knitting
April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.0 mm
574 - 601 yards (525 - 550 m)
one size
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Mither Tap shawl design is worked in both knit and crochet.

Named after a hill in the NE Scotland Grampians - Mither Tap - is the main summit of Bennachie, the shape of the shawl echo’s the outline of the hill.

It’s an asymmetric shape, worked in garter stitch throughout for the knit panels, and an open lace design for the crochet panels.

Starting with a narrow knit panel, and gradually shaped with a double increase at the beginning of a knit row, and a single decrease at the end of the row. Crochet panel increase is taken into the pattern to give a continual outward sloping edge.

Pattern is written using UK terms for both knit and crochet. There are step by step pictures showing all techniques used.

• knit to crochet
• crochet to knit
• how to work crochet pattern

Design can be worked in any weight of yarn, use recommended needle size, and come down approx 1 size for the hook.

Yarn
Worked in Rowan felted Tweed DK - approx 175m / 191yds per 50g ball.
2 x Carbon sh 159
1 x Granite sh 191 - approx ½ ball used
1 x Stone sh 190 - approx ¾ ball used

Other materials
1 x 4mm pair of needles
1 x 3mm hook
Locking stitch marker
Yarn needle