The airy, curving motifs of this lighthearted hap shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) bring to mind the undulating Scottish heather moors, parts of which are burned in fall and winter to stimulate regrowth. Worked from neck to hem in simple stitches and color sequences on larger needles, this piece tells the tale of both the flowering season and its opposite when worked in natural shades of Shetland wool. Arrange the colors as shown or devise an alternate scheme; the design lends itself to variation and is easily resized to suit one’s yarn supply.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or Hempshaugh Fingering, Harrisville Designs Shetland, Blacker Yarns Shetland 4-ply, Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight or Spindrift, Christel Seyfarth Shetland Lambswool, or any longwool fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
64(76) inches across top edge and 27(39) inches long at center back (blocked)
MC (black or dark gray): 230(460) yards
CC1 (white): 75(150) yards
CC2 (light gray): 90(200) yards
CC3 (dark gray or black): 125(270) yards
20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on smaller needles (unblocked)Needles:
size 7US (4.5 mm) 24-inch circular needle and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 8US (5.0 mm) 32-inch circular needle for hem (or .5 mm larger than gauge needle)