Nunthorpe Evening by Emma Sadler

Nunthorpe Evening

September 2016
Lace ?
18 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 872 yards (732 - 797 m)
One Size
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There is a little bit of a story behind the name of this hap shawl. Recently I was at my local WI meeting and I was nervously stood at the front of this group of very talented ladies talking about how I design knitting patterns. This shawl was my current WIP and although it was still in the early stages, it created a lot of interest as I sat knitting it that evening. So I decided to name the shawl after the group – Nunthorpe Evening.

It has a traditional half-hap construction, with a garter stitch centre panel. This is surrounded by a much tighter, Shetland version of Feather and Fan stitch, finished off with a delicate lace edging. As the sections are joined by picking up and knitting or knitting stitches together, there is no sewing up to do to join the three sections.

The whole shawl uses 65g of mohair and silk blend laceweight yarn. I used Drops Kid Silk but it would look lovely in a different lace yarn.