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Teira Shawl

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Named in tribute to my Mum, Teira is a generously proportioned, asymmetric shawl that’s knitted flat, in rows, on a circular needle. As often happens with my patterns, the stitch pattern was inspired by the idea I had for a wrapped or bound stitch that would create tension within the fabric. At the same time I wanted the stitch to change as the project grew in order to keep you - the knitter - engaged as you knit.

The three stitch variations invite you to change tempo as you knit; slower and more concentrated where there are wraps, eyelets and bobbles to place, much faster where the stitches flatten out into a soothing, wide rib. Slip stitch edges give the piece a lovely neat finish and once cast off, all you need to do is sew in your ends, block and enjoy. 

Teira begins a deep, richly textured border of bound ribs, oversized eyelets, slip stitch columns and bobbles. As the shawl grows, the original pattern loses the bobbles and transitions into a shorter stitch repeat that creates a smaller band of texture on top of the border. The stitch pattern then changes for a second time into a wide, flat rib that makes up the main body of the shawl before returning to the original stitch pattern for the pointed tip. 

When deciding which yarn to use for this design, it’s important to think about the scale of the shawl. Choose a yarn that has good drape and offers great stitch definition. You want all the texture to shine!

Skill Level
Intermediate / advanced

Finished Measurements
Width at cast on edge: 87.5 cm (34.5 in).
Length of straight side edge: 185 cm (72.75 in).

5 skeins of West Wool Bicycle 90% Falkland Merino 10% Texel, 350m / 100g (390 yds / 3.5 oz). Shown here in shade Brackish. Alternatively you’ll need 1750 m (1950 yds) of your chosen fingering weight yarn.

3.50 mm (US 4) circular needle, 80 cm (32 in) long 
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