Saltum shawl by Gretha Mensen

Saltum shawl

Knitting
April 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in ridge pattern, blocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1028 - 1137 yards (940 - 1040 m)
78.75” (200 cm) wingspan along top edge x 26.8“ (68 cm) width, size is adjustable.
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A beach in Denmark called “Saltum,” a gathering with friends, and a special yarn purchase all came together to inspire this design. Its eyelets evoke the waves rolling onto the shore at Saltum and its ridges suggest the ripples in the sand left by those waves.

Knit in a soft, airy yarn, this accessory is warm but weighs little, so you can put it in your purse when not in use. The pattern, which is both fully written out and charted, has a pleasing rhythm and lends itself to any variations you may wish to make in the sequence and number of ridge and eyelet elements.


Saltum shawl is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge with a built-in I-cord edge.

YARN
Lamana Como (100% Merino wool), 25 gr-131yds/120m). 8 balls, 1039yds/950m used. Consider purchasing 1 ball extra if your gauge is off.
or
Önling No.2 (100% Pure Wool), 25 gr-131yds/120m).

Both yarns and colors are identical.
Shawl sample: Önling No.2, light gray. Scarf sample: Lamana Como in color, 42M.
This yarn is very airy and listed as Sport/DK weight despite it’s meterage.

Or any sport weight yarn: approx. 1028-1137yds (940-1040m).

MATERIALS
US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
In ridge pattern (21 stitches x 48 rows), blocked = 4” (10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all but will affect final size and yardage.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approx. 78.75” (200 cm) wingspan along top edge x 26.8“ (68 cm) width.

ADJUSTMENTS
Size is adjustable.


If you purchase both Saltum patterns (shawl and scarf), you will receive €1.50 discount. Previous purchases will be counted toward this promotion.