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Whitley Common Shawl

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  • Craft: Knitting
  • Suggested yarn: Solstice Yarns Persuasion Lace; 65% linen 35% silk; 800 m/ 875 yds per 100g / 3.53 oz skein; 1 skein in natural; or Ripplescraft Suilven Lace; 60% merino, 20% silk, 20% yak; 800 m/ 875 yds per 100g / 3.53 oz skein; 1 skein in Lochan in the Hills colourway.
  • Yarn weight: Lace / 2ply
  • Gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4”)
  • Needle size: 3 mm [UK/Can size 11, US size 2.5] circular needle, as long as possible (for knitting flat); 4.5 mm [UK/Can size 7, US size 7] needle for loose cast off/bind off).
  • Yardage: 800 m/ 875 yds
  • Sizes available: One size, 62 cm (24 ½”) nape to hem x 124 cm (49”) in diameter.
Inspired by the high moors around my home, with their dry stone walls, streams, becks and dykes, and their distinctive heather and cottongrass landscape. This three-quarters pi shawl is knit in laceweight yarn; it looks especially good in hand dyed laceweight, such as the Ripplescraft Suilven shown in the brown variegated sample. The white sample is a luxurious undyed silk and linen mix, making it a beautiful wedding capelet.

This pattern is worked from either charts or written instructions.

This pattern is the first of my Yorkshire Collection of shawls and other accessories inspired by the landscape around my home.

This pattern has been tech edited, but not test knit except by me. Full pattern support is available by emailing me.

This pattern can be knit in any lace weight yarn. The Solstice Yarns Persuasion Lace is a robust yarn which keeps its shape beautifully once blocked; the Ripplescraft variegated yarn, being predominantly wool, will contract slightly once blocked and dry. Both yarns have exceptional drape and lustre. As always, when substituting yarn, be sure to knit a swatch to check that you are able to get the right gauge for the pattern. Suggested yarn substitutes can be found at
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