I finished the Cumbria shawl! Â It now has a name: Estuarine Shawl.
Dave gasped when he saw it laid out for blocking. Â He’s always been supportive, and enthusiastic, about my work, but this was the first time I ever got that reaction! Â I heard a similar gaspÂ from my mom in law Rosemary when he texted her a pic of the blocking shawl, too (they were chatting on speaker phone).
Interested in getting your hands on the pattern early? Â (It’s due to be published in mid June.) I’m looking for testers in my Ravelry group here.
In the meantime, here are some more pics (including a blocking pic) and the pattern details.
Height: Height: 33Â½ in / 85 cm
Top Edge: 85Â¼ in / 216.5 cm
The Fibre Company Cumbria Fingering, 60% Merino Wool, 30% Masham/MassamWool, 10% Mohair (328 yds / 300 m per 3.53 oz / 100 g).
4 skeins (1173 yds / 1073 m) MC (shown in Helvellyn)
2 skeins (624 yds / 571 m) CC (shown in Scafell Pike)
Sample used 1066 yds / 975 m MC and 567 yds / 518 m CC
US3 / 3.25 mm, or size to obtain gauge
20 sts and 31 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in side panel stitch pattern (blocked)
Note that this shawl is blocked quite vigorously. See notes on blocking.
(4) stitch markers, yarn needle
simple intarsia; stranding; cabling; reading charts; knitted on edging; garter stitch tab; provisional cast on if desired; knitted cast on
Testing needs: 4-7 testers. Iâ€™d love to see someone do this as a single color shawl, and someone else do the main body in one color and a contrasting edging.
Due date: June 11th 2016
Please PM me that you agree to the testing policies (link here) and include your email address so I can send you an invite to the google doc & send you a link to the pattern. (If you have a google account, please send me the email address associated with it.)
This pattern has been sent to the tech editor.