Woollsia Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Woollsia Shawl

Knitting
August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 960 yards (366 - 878 m)
Small (Large)
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Taking inspiration from nature, the gradient set I used for the Woollsia Shawl Fade version was dyed to represent a wildflower meadow in the Northern Hemisphere. As I knit the gorgeous colours, I was reminded of the beautiful heath flowers that grow in the Australian bush and named it after one of the small heath shrubs, Woollsia pungens, whose foliage and flowers encapsulate all of the beautiful shades featured in my two shawls.

Choose between two size options; a single skein of beautiful yarn will create the small version, the perfect little accessory or gift, or create a beautiful fade from mini-skeins; perfect for that special kit you’ve been saving or those gorgeous leftovers in your stash. Simple, rhythmic knitting makes this a soothing and fast project for all skill levels.

DIMENSIONS
Small (Large)
Wingspan: 73 (110.5)“/185.5 (281) cm
Depth: 12 (18.25)”/30.5 (46) cm
See schematic (page 4).
Measurements taken after blocking.

YARN
Fingering weight
Single colour version:
S (L): 400 (960) yd/366 (888) m

12-colour fade version:
12-colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 80 yd/74 m.
Colours in gradient sets will be referred to as C1 through C12.

Samples shown in:
MC: Miss Babs, Yummy 2-ply, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 110 g), Oz
C1-12: Yarn Fairy, Fairy Medium Sock, (light fingering weight, 75% superwash Merino, 25% nylon, 92 yd/84 m per 20 g), Our Backyard Mini

NEEDLES
US 5/3.75 mm, or size required to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
17 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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