Tamdou by Melanie Berg


March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
925 yards (846 m)
110" [280 cm] wingspan along top edge and 23.5" [60 cm] width
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The Fell Garth Collection is born from a love for beautiful handmades with a practical purpose. Each piece is worked in Cumbria or Cumbria Fingering yarns that were created to be evocative of the mood, light and places that characterise the North West of the UK. All of the pieces in the collection feature rich textures from cables and twisted stitches.

With a dash of whimsy and a pinch of practicality, Tamdou is a cosy asymmetrical triangular shawl that’s perfect for showing off bright colors.

Latticed lace sections are interspersed with garter stitch stripes, and a splash of picot in a contrast color binds off the edge.

The Fiber Company Cumbria Fingering (merino wool, brown masham wool, mohair) creates a fabric that’s both sturdy and soft, with a lovely drape.


  • 1 skein in „Hadrian’s Wall“ (color A), 90 g / 295 yds [270 m] used for sample
  • 1 skein in „Scafell Pike“ (color B), 92 g / 302 yds [276 m] used for sample
  • 1 skein in „Hellvellyn“ (color C), 100 g / 328 yds [300 m] used for sample

Note: Tamdou is designed to make the most of three skeins of Cumbria Fingering, and to leave over as few as possible. So to make sure you don’t run out of yarn, please check your gauge. If you find you run close, you can simply leave out pattern repeats towards the end of the shawl - that won’t change its overall look.

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. The lace part is charted as well as fully spelled out.

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