A Sensible Shawl Knitting Pattern Download
This shawl grew out of a desire for a warm, comfortable shawl that was wide enough to cross the body and tie in back, leaving the hands free to knit, work in the garden, and around the house. The Van Dyke border is adapted from The Knitter's Companion series written by Mrs. Mee and Ms. Austin throughout the 1800s. I updated it to be knitted on and shaped with the shawl a pretty and practical edging. Using a warm single-ply yarn, the shawl is rustic and lovely the perfect balance of beauty and function.
Finished Size: 50" wide excluding I-cords and tabs (96" wide from I-cord CO to I-cord BO); 27" deep from top edge to bottom point.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yd [¼ m]/113 g): #M178 warm caramel, 5 skeins.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn) for I-cord.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 17 sts and 32 rows = 4" in garter st.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Fall 2012