Shallow Arrow by Joanna Herriott

Shallow Arrow

May 2020
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
744 - 820 yards (680 - 750 m)
one size
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Inspiration: This design was inspired by the shape of arrow heads and the acute angle that is formed at the tip. It also became a sampler for different lace and rib patterns that I wanted to try out. The shawl couldn’t just be called Arrow though. The rest of the name came about from watching the movie A Star Is Born. The song Shallow has become one of my favourites which I now hum every time I work on this shawl. So Shallow Arrow was born!
Originally designed using a whole skein of fingering weight yarn and a set of seven minis, it has now been knit in a couple of other variations - see projects - all give a striking view of the patterns and shape of the shawl in different ways.

Yarn: project requires 160 g (680 m) of light fingering weight yarn
Original version used 100 g (425 m) of main colour light fingering weight plus 7x 20 g mini skeins for contrast colours

Needles & Notions: US 4/3.5mm circular needle plus a spare cable to hold suspended stitches

Gauge: not really important but you want it to be fairly drapey

Measurements: After blocking
72” /183 cm wingspan
17”/ 43 cm at deepest point