Styrkur Shawl by Corrine Walcher

Styrkur Shawl

June 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
480 - 520 yards (439 - 475 m)
One size, easily adjustable.
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This is a semi-circular shawl featuring the traditional Godmother’s Lace edging. It is named for my godmother, my Aunt Bonnie, who was one of the strongest people I ever knew. Styrkur is the Icelandic word for strength.

Finished Size: 26” depth, 62” wingspan
(Instructions included to modify size)

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sportmate (70% Superwash merino wool/30% Outlast Viscose), 270 yards/100 grams; or, any other sport weight yarn. Sample knit with Oxygen body and Cranberry edging.

Needles: 32” circular needle, size 5 US (3.75mm), or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 13 stitches/24 rows per 4 inches in wet-blocked stockinette stitch; gauge is not critical for this item but will affect size, yardage used, and drape.