Sterlyn Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Sterlyn Shawl

April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 yards (823 m)
Wingspan: 220cm [88in] Depth: 87cm [34½in]

This effortlessly elegant shawl will also grow your confidence in correcting mistakes in lace.

Joji’s Sterlyn Shawl is the second project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills. The pattern files and project photos will be uploaded on Monday 1st April 2019 (mid-morning UK time).

You can purchase Boost Your Knitting from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear and for £30.00 (which includes worldwide shipping) you will receive digital photo tutorials and patterns each month, along with a copy of the print book in September 2019. The complete programme consists of twelve tutorials and patterns in pdf and print format, video tutorials and a 10% discount code for the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear online shop (not valid on kits, and not valid in conjunction with any other offer).

To fit average adult
Wingspan: 220cm [88in]
Depth: 87cm [34½in]
The wingspan is stretched more than the depth to give a wearable shape.

Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply (4ply / fingering weight; 55% merino, 45% silk; 365m per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Charcoal (316); 1 x 100g skein
Yarn B: Glisten (318); 1 x 100g skein
Yarn C: Water (304); 1 x 100g skein

1 set of 4mm US 6 knitting needles, a circular needle may be required due to the number of stitches
Stitch markers
Small quantity of smooth waste yarn for lifeline(s)
Tapestry needle
Blocking pins and/or wires

18 sts and 32 rows to 10cm 4in over garter stitch, relaxed after washing and blocking
12 sts to 7cm 2¾in over lace band patterns, relaxed after washing and blocking
30 rows to 10cm 4in over lace band patterns, relaxed after washing and blocking

This beautiful lace shawl starts with a garter tab cast on, and increases positioned at the ends of the rows and in the centre create the triangular shape, growing from the centre back neck. The centre is worked in a garter stitch based pattern with eyelet rows, completed with a series of stocking stitch stripes. The shawl is completed with two wide lace borders in contrasting colours, followed by a picot cast off. Regularly adding a lifeline to your work is highly recommended as a way of “backing up” your progress.

Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this book:
Adding a lifeline
Dropping and fixing a repeat in a lace pattern

The following video tutorials will be found on our website from 1st April 2019:
Garter tab cast-on method
Adding a lifeline
Dropping and fixing a repeat in a lace pattern
Picking up a missed yarn over
Blocking lace using wires