Inspired by the Southern Lights, the Australis Shawl is a crescent shaped shawl that would be perfect for combining two of your special skeins of 4ply.
This shawl has been designed to raise awareness for Cancer Research UK as unfortunately the vast majority of us will be touched by cancer at some point in our lives, either through personal experience or the experience of a friend or family member. I have certainly had a few people in my thoughts as I have been knitting this shawl, which is why I wanted to dedicate it to helping the world’s largest cancer charity and their vision to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
This crescent shaped shawl uses short rows and a knit on edging to create a deeper shawl than the traditional crescent design. A mix of stocking stitch and simple lace keeps this a soothing knit that is easy to pick up and put down and will result in a beautiful shawl full of interesting detail.
If you are new to short rows I offer a free tutorial on my blog showing the technique used for this shawl. You can find more details on my website www.theconsciousknitter.com
MC: Travel Knitter, BFL Supersock, 425 m/ 465 yds
CC: Peak District Yarns, 4-ply, 300 m/ 328 yds
Needles and Notions
4 mm (US 6) circular needles 100 cm/ 40” or DPNs
23 sts x 33 rows over 10 cm/ 4” in stocking stitch, after blocking.
140 cm/ 55” wide x 54 cm/ 21.25” high, unstretched after blocking.
This pattern also includes a large print version for those with additional needs. It includes: full written instructions, all text is black, Arial font, size 22, with no italics used.