Holyrood Shawl - a knitting pattern
The name of the shawl was inspired by Holyrood Area in Edinburgh.
Holyrood shawl begins at the center and is worked outwards to the border. It is worked in sections with various stitch patterns from garter stitch, through stripes to lace. The sample shawls are each worked in two contrasting colors but would look equally beautiful when knit in a variety of them – just look for leftovers and have fun mixing them.
The pattern is fully charted and written out.
One: approx. 215 cm/84.5” wide and 62.5 cm/25” long at center.
Eden Cottage Yarns Harewood 4ply (100% British superwash Bluefaced Leicester; 385m/420y per 110g); 1 skein MC and 1 skein CC. Sample shown in Twig (MC) and Driftwood (CC).
Eden Cottage Yarns Bedale 4ply (50% Baby Yak; 50% Silk; 399m/436y per 100g); 1 skein MC and 1 skein CC. Sample shown in Steel (MC) and Alpine (CC).
3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (100 cm/40” long).
4.0 mm/US #6 circular needle (for BO only).
2 stitch markers, 4.0 mm (G) crochet hook for BO, tapestry needle for weaving.
22 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm/4” in St st measured flat after wet blocking.
The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.