Whispering Island Shawl by Helen Stewart

Whispering Island Shawl

June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
601 - 722 yards (550 - 660 m)
one size
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Cliffs and caves, coastlines and caravans: Whispering Island is inspired by the landscapes of beautiful Dorset and the fun to be had there by the young at heart. This generously-sized shawl wants to be slung across your shoulders as you wander through fields, explore forgotten ruins, scramble up hillsides, and toast marshmallows over a campfire.

An elongated triangle shawl with a rounded border, Whispering Island is all about texture. Knit in a rustic DK weight yarn, it features rippling ridges and just a hint of feminine lace in the eyelets along the edge. Although packed with lovely details, this pattern is amazingly easy and fast to knit: the perfect project for a knitter setting off on their first shawl adventure, or for the experienced knitter who wants something simple to finish by the fireside in the long summer evenings of a camping holiday.

One size

Finished Measurements
Approximately 173cm (68”) diameter across straight top edge
64cm (25”) neck to bottom edge

Hole & Sons Pure Wool 100% Dorset Poll Pure Wool,
110m/119yds per ball
, 6 x 50g balls,
Colour: Fog

The Fibre Company Acadia 60% Merino wool, 20% Baby alpaca, 20% Silk, 133m/145yds per skein, 4 x 50g skeins,
Colour: 2 x Driftwood, 2 x Summersweet

Blacker Yarns Pure Shetland DK 100% Wool, 110m/119yds per ball, 6 x 50g balls,
Colour: Fawn

Or DK weight yarn totaling approximately 660m/714yds

Please Note:
I only used 5 balls of the Hole & Sons wool but had such a small amount left that I allow for 6 balls in the pattern. I used 5 1/2 balls of Blacker Pure Shetland even though it is the same yardage per weight.

5mm (US 8), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Tapestry needle
1 Stitch marker

12 sts/20 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking