Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell ...
Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell leave you to decide which brings which. For their part they often see Tess disappearing into her stash of yarn, vintage patterns, textiles and haberdashery, often to the sound of ah ooh and argh as pretty and precious items are either rediscovered or declared lost.
Tess designs are influenced by the south coast she grew up on and the north west coast on which she now lives. Her shared love of mountains leads to summer road trips and much hiking in Europe. These landscapes influence how she thinks about colour, form and structure, and function and wearability. However, Tess also loves the built environment and how we can build striking design into our everyday lives through mindful consideration of the spaces we inhabit. This too, she aims to capture in her designs, inspired by often fleeting experiences and lasting memories.
This is a shawl originally designed for using up sock yarn leftovers. It requires 330m of the main colour and 150m of contrast yarns - the pattern gives a breakdown of the lengths of yarn required for each contrast section.
It's a quick and easy knit using Knit, Purl and Yarn Overs to create the pattern, and an optional picot cast off which combines casting on and off to create a pretty edge.
The finished shawl is crescent shaped so will wrap around your shoulders in a hug and it tends to stay put without a shawl pin. It will also hang nicely at the front if you prefer.
This can be knit from lace to 4 ply yarns, and double knit yarns using a larger needle. There are examples of shawls made with different yarn weights can be seen on Ravelry.
19.5 st x 48rows = 4 inches x 4 inches/10cm x 10cm knitted in pattern
525 yards of Fingering weight