Myrtle Ridge by The Restless Knitter

Myrtle Ridge

June 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
831 - 941 yards (760 - 860 m)
one size
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Myrtle Ridge is part of the White Gum Wool Wrapped Collection. Photography: Lisa Kuilenburg. Models: Sarah and Suki of SewKnitLove.

Myrtle Ridge is an elegant and cosy shawl, large enough to snuggle into in the cooler months, and light enough to drape over bare shoulders in the warmer months. Featuring a radiating crescent design in lofty garter stripes, this luxurious merino and silk shawl finishes with a unique lace edging that is reminiscent of the trees in the south west of Western Australia. The finishing touch is a contrasting picot bind off to give the shawl a polished finish.

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Construction Notes:
Myrtle ridge is knit from the top down starting with a garter tab cast on. Paired increases form the radiating crescent shape that is finished with a contrasting lace border and a picot bind off.

Suggested yarns:
White Gum Wool Silk/Merino 5 ply
70% Ethical Superfine Merino/ 30% Tussah Silk
286m/ 312yd/ 100g
Sample shown in Natural (Main Colour) and Quarrystone (Contrast Colour)
MC (Natural) – 2 skeins
CC (Quarrystone) – 1 skeins

Or approximately:
MC – 470 metres/ 514 yards
CC – 286 metres/ 313 yards
of a yarn of your choice.

When substituting yarns please note that the final size and yardage required may be affected.

4.5mm (US 7) 80cm/32” circular needle
7 stitch markers
Darning needle
Blocking wires and pins

Tension/ gauge:
15 stitches and 32 rows over 10cm/ 4” in garter stitch, washed and blocked firmly.
While swatching is not essential for this project, it is always recommended. Swatching ensures your final shawl knits to the specified dimensions and uses the specified yardage.

Finished measurements:
All measurements are approximate -
61cm/ 24” neck to bottom edge
188.5cm/ 74.25” diameter across top edge.