Slightly oversized and the perfect size to "cozy up" in, the Nicole Shawl was inspired by the natural tones of Range yarn, and by Nicole Dupuis’s The Gentle Knitter podcast. Nicole’s podcast inspired me to want to knit large swaths of mindful garter in alternating rows of stripes in natural North American fiber. The beautiful, rich browns from the undyed yarn are knit in low-contrast micro-stripes sections offset by sections of meandering lace arches. The alternating sections are a meditative knit and designed in hopes that its beautiful textures and natural, Canadian yarn will gently keep you warm through the transitional season and the winter, and bring you comfort and joy for years to come.
Hinterlands Yarn Range
50% Canadian Rambouillet Wool, 50% Alpaca (198 yds / 183m; 112g)
3 skeins Range in Maple (MC)
2 skein Range in Truffle (CC)
Main Color: 594 yds / 543 m
Contrast Color: 246 yds / 224 m
Due to the nature of the yarn, while using a substitution the knitter may achieve a different gauge and thus need differing amounts of yarn.
One 60” / 150 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested size: 5.5 mm / US9
1 yd / 1 meters waste yarn and a crochet hook of similar size to knitting needle for provisional cast on, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, 4 stitch markers, blocking mats, and T-pins
15 sts and 23 rows for a 4” / 10 cm square in lace pattern, using the swatch chart
Spine height: 30.5” / 77.5 cm
Wingspan: 69.5” / 176.5 cm