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Charlottesville, Virginia

I learned to knit at the tender age of eight, and there was no stopping me. I spent decades knitting all kinds of garments for family and close friends. In 2005, I opened the online yarn shop ...

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High Street Shawl

from Nancy Whitman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : High Street Shawl
High Street Shawl
High Street Shawl
High Street Shawl
High Street Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • bind off
  • pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

High Street Shawl borrows many of the same techniques found in Eden Prairie, but with a different result. High Street is a garter stitch modular shawl in three to ten colors of fingering weight yarn. It's a great pattern for stash busting since the first six colors require 25 yards or less. You can make it as colorful or subdued as you want or even pick a color changing yarn for the small diamonds. This is a fun knit, fairly quick and easy, no purling, and it busts some stash! What more could you ask?

Neck edge width: approximately 52"/130cm
Center depth: approximately 23"/57.5cm

23 stitches/42 rows = 4"/10cm in garter stitch after blocking

* Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 25 yards each of C1 (Cousteau), C2 (Ruby Slippers), C3 (Iris), C4 (Baltic), C5 (Jade), 13 yards C6 (Flashdance), 190 yards C7 (Celadon), 120 yards C8 (Antler), 230 yards C9 (Silver Fox) and 185 yards BC (Onyx).
* 1 US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 40"/100cm long
* Removable stitch markers
* Tapestry needle
The shawl pictured used Celadon, Antler and Silver Fox for the large sections and Dahlia, Ru

If you can cast on, bind off, and pick up stitches, this will be an easy project for you. Anything else you need to know is fully explained in the pattern.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 40"/100cm long
  • removable stitch markers
  • tapestry needle