Scapa Flow Shawl by Melissa Leapman
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Scapa Flow Shawl

October 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in St st patt
US 11 - 8.0 mm
990 yards (905 m)
22.5" wide and 70" long

Wrap yourself in the supremely soft warmth of baby alpaca. Here, slip stitches provide the texture and a variegated yarn supplies different colors. This heavy shawl brings to mind the water, sky, and land at sunset in the Orkney Islands, especially where the islands group around Scapa Flow.

Difficulty: Beginner

Finished Size 22.5” wide and 70” long.

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dye (100% baby alpaca): #35, 9 skeins.

Needles Size 11 (8 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 12 sts and 23 rows = 4” in Sl st patt.

Note This wrap is worked back and forth in rows.