This adorable shawl in three sizes (Petite/Medium/Tall) begins at the neck with a plaid motif which segues into a series of classic gansey knit/purl patterns; the hem is finished by a flirty ruffle. Easy-to-work motifs make this piece a good traveler or a great beginner shawl project. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Ghillie, Stone Soup, or Better Breakfast Fingering, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Bluestocking, Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Socks, Dye-Version BFL Sock, Hansen Hand Dyes BFL Sock Blend, Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors, or any springy fingering yarn which has approximately 425 yards per 4 ounces.
Finished Size: 23(28, 32) inches long at center back and 60(72, 80) inches wide across top edge (blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 600(850, 1100) yards
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, knit flat (unblocked)
size 4US (3.5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge; DPNs in same size for grafting (optional)
size 5US (3.75 mm) for hem ruffle (or .25 mm bigger than gauge needle)