The original sample is knit in hand-dyed & hand-spun yarn. The contrast colours have been selected to complement speckles & splashes of contrasting colour in the hand-dyed Merino Fibre from Hedgehog Fibres,used for the main colour yarn. The shawl could also be knit in one single colour, or a combination of handspun and/or commercial yarns, even using stash leftovers for the contrast sections.
Size (at gauge given); Wingspan 188 cm / 74 inches. Depth 30 cm / 12 inches.
MC: 300 m / 330 yards DK weight yarn
CC 1 - 70m / 77 yards (deep pink)
CC 2 - 25 m / 27 yards (blue)
CC 3 - 30 m / 33 yards (green-yellow)
Needles: 5mm circular or size needed to achieve gauge, 80 cm / 32 inches long.
Gauge: 14 sts and 34 rows per 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch, after blocking.
Gauge is not critical for fit, but changes in gauge will affect the size of the finished shawl and the quantity of yarn used.
Darning needle for weaving in ends.
For blocking: pins, towel, flat surface such as towel or foam mats etc.
This purchase is for a digital knitting pattern containing instructions to make your own version of the pictured handknit cowl.