Sheltie Square

  • Sheltie Square
Sheltie Square Sheltie Square

Sheltie Square

Description

This simple, everyday square in three sizes doll(small, large) can be put to work as a baby square or sofa throw and is distinguished by the fluid drama of its scalloped hem, the waves of which are further accentuated by using a random mix of natural colors, to be determined by the knitter. The hem lace is a variation of the easy-to-work feather and fan motif, used in traditional Scottish hap shawls. This design is a tribute to those timeless beauties, now worked in a modern, one-piece construction. Because the hap was a workaday garment, this design is named for the Shetland sheepdog, a working animal that also sports a coat of dramatic shading in brown, gray, and white fur.

Love this motif? It's also used in the Sheltie Triangle Shawl.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.   
 
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering or Stone Soup fingering, Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo, Karen Noe Design Shetland Wool, madelinetosh rustication lace, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, Morehouse Farm Merino 2-strand Sport, Snaeldan Nappað tógv 2tr, or any light, woolen-spun fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge

Finished Size: 
15(36, 45) inches square 

Yarn Requirements: 
approximately 60(500, 800) yards MC; 50(300, 550) yards CC; 50(150, 250) yards AC

Gauge: 
21 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needle (unblocked)

Needles: 
size 6US (4.0 mm) DPNs and circular needles for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) circular needle for hem