Sassenach's Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Sassenach's Shawl

by Ambah O'Brien
Knitting
February 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Garter st
US 11 - 8.0 mm
480 yards (439 m)
One size
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While devouring season four of Outlander, I found much inspiration in the thick, rustic garter handknits featured throughout. Sassenach’s Shawl adds a whimsical twist to Claire Fraser’s shawl with bands of eyelets echoing the stripes of colour and a softer, more romantic take on the shaping. While still rustic and cosy, Sassenach’s Shawl gives a little extra flair, making this quick knit fun to make and a delight to wear. Designed with Faroese shaping in mind; Sassenach’s Shawl can be worn traditionally over the shoulders and tied at the back or wear it kerchief style with the centre of the shawl in front and ends taken behind the neck to the front and left to dangle or loosely tied.

From the Highlands is a multi designer collaboration with Kitterly, find the Sasenech’s Shawl kits here.

DIMENSIONS
Wingspan: 77”/192.5 cm
Depth: 20”/50 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

YARN
Bulky Weight
480 yd/439 m

Sample shown in:
The Fibre Co., Tundra, (bulky, 60% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 10% silk, 120 yd/109 m per 100 g), Silver Wolf

NEEDLES
US 11/8 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of sts (shawl is worked flat), or size required to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

GAUGE
9.5 sts and 18 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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