Wildflower Hill Shawl by Helen Stewart

Wildflower Hill Shawl

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
one size
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The Wildflower Hill Shawl celebrates the beautiful flora of Cumbria’s countryside.

Created for the fourth Curious Handmade Country House Retreat, Wildflower Hill was designed to showcase Arranmore Light, a gorgeous DK weight yarn from our retreat sponsor, The Fibre Co.

From early spring into the last days of autumn, blossoming wildflowers and herbs are woven into the tapestry of Cumbrian hills. The tiny flecks of colour in this lovely yarn make me think of the scattering of flowers that adorn every corner of the country. Marsh orchids inhabit the peaty lowlands while delicate alpine species cling to the rocky outcrops at the peaks of the fells. Many of these flowers have ancient medical and magical uses, but mostly they are a feast for bees and butterflies, and a glorious sight for anyone with the time to slow down on a stroll and look.

This two-colour asymmetrical triangle shawl features bold colour-blocked stripes and a simple lace stitch pattern that recalls the rolling, flower-strewn hills of Cumbria. Warm and cosy but lightweight with a beautiful drape, it is a perfect companion for a windy hill walk at almost any time of year.

Finished Measurements
142cm (56”) across top edge
66cm (26”) top edge to tip

The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light 80% Wool, 10% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 300m/328yds per 100g skein, 2 x 100g skeins,
Colour A: Slieve Sunset, 1 skein
Colour B: Corcoran, 1 skein


DK weight yarn totaling approximately 170g, 510m/558yds
Colour A: 85g, 255m/279yds
Colour B: 85g, 255m/279yds
(Actual yarn used)

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

Tapestry needle
2 Stitch markers

17 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after