Wheldrake by Bristol Ivy


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1750 yards (1600 m)
One size: 84cm / 33” deep x 167.5cm / 66” wide
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The print book is available to order via the Daughter of a Shepherd online store or click through to the Skipwith pattern in this collection to order the ebook

Light and warm, this rectangular wrap has a central panel which is knitted from corner to corner, and traversed by a Vikkel braid. Stitches are then picked up and the ribbed border is worked on in the round. Wear it as a shawl, scarf or tucked around your shoulders in a modern capelet style.

Daughter of a Shepherd Hebridean & Zwartbles 4ply (4ply / fingering weight; 75% Hebridean wool, 25% Zwartbles wool; 400m / 437yds per 100g skein) x 4 skeins

• 3.75mm (UK 9 / US 5) circular needle, 150cm / 60” length
• Spare knitting needle in same size, of any length
• 4 stitch markers
• 2 locking stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

17 sts and 44 rows to 10cm / 4” over garter stitch on 3.75mm needles after blocking.

Wheldrake is knit flat on the bias, beginning from a small cast-on, increasing to its widest point. A Vikkel braid is worked, before decreasing back down to create the rectangular shape. Stitches are then picked up in the yarn overs around the entire wrap and a ribbed border is applied.