Wellerman by Caitlin Hunter


March 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
760 - 940 yards (695 - 860 m)
Large Width: 96” [244 cm] Depth: 30" [76.5 cm] // Medium Width: 74” [188 cm] Depth: 19" [48.5 cm]
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Inspired by the spindly evergreen trees and mossy paths around my home in the Pacific Northwest, Wellerman is a super cozy shawl perfect for wrapping yourself up in when the weather turns chilly.
This elongated triangle shaped shawl is knit from the bottom up, which I love because the rows get shorter as you go! Wellerman is shown here in 2 sizes, large and medium, which are achieved simply by using different yarn weights and needle sizes. The large size is massive for maximum coziness, and the medium is a more modest size that is great for daily layering.

I was inspired by the sea shanty, Wellerman, that went viral on TikTok this past winter. It made me think of irish fisherman sweaters, and capturing that look in a shawl!

The large sample (white) is knit in Hudson + West Forge, a gorgeous, rustic worsted weight Merino Corriedale blend.

The medium sample (black) is knit from my stash, but a comperable substitute I recommend is Cloudborn Highland Sport.

A note that this pattern is charted only, but I have created a separate file with the written instructions of the charts for those who prefer that, you can find them along with larger versions of each chart in your Ravelry library after purchasing.

Large Sample (white)
Hudson and West
Forge- worsted weight
color: Fawn
70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale
235 yards 215 meters / 100 g

Medium Sample (black)
Highland Sport
100% Fine Highland Wool
color: Black
192 yards 176 meters / 50 g

Large: US 9/ 5.5 mm circular needle long enough to accommodate a large number of sts, I recommend a 40” 102 cm cable
Medium: US 4/ 3.5 mm circular needle long enough to accommodate a large number of sts, I recommend a 40” 102 cm cable

Stitch markers, cable needle, scissors, darning needle

One repeat of stitch pattern (30 stitch, 14 row pattern, see repeat section of chart A on page 3), after blocking, measures:
Large: 8.5” 21.5 cm wide and 2.25” 6 cm high
Medium: 6.25” 16 cm wide and 1.5” 15 cm high

Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
940 yards 860 meters

760 yards 695 meters

Width: 96” 244 cm
Depth: 30” 76.5 cm

Width: 74” 188 cm
Depth: 19” 48.5 cm