I finished the Cumbria shawl! It now has a name: Estuarine Shawl.
Dave gasped when he saw it laid out for blocking. He’s always been supportive, and enthusiastic, about my work, but this was the first time I ever got that reaction! I heard a similar gasp 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? (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: 33½ in / 85 cm
Top Edge: 85¼ 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. I’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.