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Demelza Edition Shawl

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Proudly part of Countess Ablaze’s #titsoutcollective, this special Demelza Edition shawl is named after Poldark’s strong leading female character and was first conceived of as a large DK-weight shawl to be worn by Demelza Poldark whilst she is striding along a wind-swept Cornish clifftop. She is a brave and resourceful character, who experiences many hardships, including domestic abuse that forces her to leave her childhood home. 

The shawl pattern is now written to include two 4ply sizes, as well as the original DK version. It features stitch patterns inspired by the layered rocks found in cliff sides around the UK, which work fantastically with both solid shades and variegated yarn, or can be worked in stripes.

The pattern includes full written instructions, charts, photographs, a schematic and has been fully tech-edited.

4ply / Fingering-Weight Versions
The Wool Kitchen, Superwash BFL/Bamboo 4ply Fingering, 1 (2) skeins in If I Want Exposure, I’ll Get My Tits Out – Manners Please Edition! (4ply / fingering-weight; 400m / 437yds per 100g; 80% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% bamboo)
small size: 1 skein (see multi-coloured version)
large size: 2 skeins, either the same colour or two colours (see black & white photo) 
Double Knit Version
Yarn Stories, Fine Merino DK, 5 balls in French Navy 2508 (DK; 120m / 131yds per 50g ball; 100% Merino wool)

4ply / Fingering-Weight Versions: 19 sts x 41 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over slipped-st pattern, after blocking
3.75 mm / US 5 circular, 80 cm / 32”
Double Knit Version: 18 sts x 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over slipped-st pattern, after blocking
4.5 mm / US 7 circular, 80 cm / 32”
All Versions: Four stitch markers, cable needle

In 4ply/Fingering-Weight:
small: 150 cm x 50 cm / 59” x 19.75”
large: 195 cm x 65 cm / 76.5” x 25.5”
In Double-Knit:
large: 180 cm x 70 cm / 70.75” x 27.5”

chart & written instructions

First published in Knit Now Magazine, Issue 81, Nov 2017. This version published July 2018
You will get a PDF (548KB) file