Vedbaek by Karie Westermann


February 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped-stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
One size ( 185 cm/72.8" x 75 cm / 29.5") - easily adaptable for smaller/larger sizes
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Vedbaek is a real comfort knit knitted in a lofty 4-ply yarn. Despite looking complex, the shawl is at its heart a simple, rhythmic knit designed to give you comfort both during its making and afterwards.

When I began designing the Vedbaek shawl, I started by reading a lot about the Mesolithic finds of Bøgebakken, a site within the small seaside town of Vedbæk, Denmark. The finds revealed continuous settlements and a sense of generations passing their lives in one place. I wanted to design something that spoke of people whose lives were inextricably tied to the sea and the rhythms of nature.

The Vedbaek shawl is part of the Doggerland: Knits from a Lost Landscape collection.

Doggerland consists of 8 patterns and is a collection of accessories inspired by a submerged landscape between Scandinavia and the UK. The collection uses motifs commonly found on artefacts from the Middle Stone Age and seeks to take you on a journey through landscapes of your own.