Palmaria Shawl by Janelle Martin

Palmaria Shawl

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in over garter stitch on smaller needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
One Size
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About this Design:
This pattern is inspired by the waved ridges of seaweed left on the rocky shores at Cape Norman, Newfoundland. Palmaria palmate, commonly known as Dulse, is a seaweed commonly found in the north east Atlantic.

Pattern is 5 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working slipped stitches
  • Working with crossed stitches
  • Working with charts
  • Working an icord
  • Short rows
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked):
59”/149.86 cm wide by 14”/35.56 cm high (at middle) and 7”/17.78 cm high (at ends)

Other Tools:

  • Cable needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tpins

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Yarn: 1,000 yards/914 meters of merino/yak blend fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.
MC: 660 yards/604 meters in main color
CC1: 170 yards/155 meters in contrasting color 1
CC2: 170 yards/155 meters in contrasting color 2

Shown In: Indigodragonfly ‘Wingenhooven’, (400 yards/366 meters; 60% merino, 20% silk, 20% yak; 3.53 oz/100 grams).
MC: 2 skein of Sharktreuse
CC1: 1 skein of Straight Outta Swampton
CC2: 1 skein of The New Black

Errata: In the last line of the first paragraph of the border panel section, the instructions should read: KW2 twice, k4. The “w” is missing in this spot..

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.