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Nollag Seal (Christmas Shawl)

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Nollag Seal (Christmas Shawl)
Nollag Seal (Christmas Shawl)
Nollag Seal (Christmas Shawl)
Nollag Seal (Christmas Shawl)
Nollag Seal (Christmas Shawl)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to work more than one cabled pattern at a time (with different reps)
  • ability to work incs while keeping patterns in order

Pattern Description:



This is the December entry in my Brigid Collection, a collection of designs that celebrate Celtic-inspired knitting. I offer you this Christmas Shawl that starts at the top of the hood (with heavy worsted in a lovely Christmas Red) and continues through to the hem.

This amazing creation is a celebration of Celtic knitting - cables, twisted stitches, seed stitch and combinations of all those coalesce into this classic garment that is as much fun to knit as it is to wear.

Knit completely in one piece with increases strategically placed to then "grow" into more stitch patterns, the project takes approximately 1400 yards of heavy worsted wool. Directions are charted and written out - but due to the nature of each individual stitch pattern, you will need to keep track of what's happening when. This is not a design for the faint of heart -- but you will enjoy the challenge!

Finished Dimensions:
hood = 20" circumference; 14" height from top seam to start of neck ribbing
neck ribbing = 2-1/2 inches high
cape = 14" from end of neck ribbing to split for arm openings; 10" from beg of split to hem; total length from neck to hem = 24"; hem = 88" circumference with cape buttoned

This design is 15 pages long -- with the last three pages being the charts that go with the stitch patterns. Again, this is not for the faint of heart!

Sample used three skeins of Cascade's Eco+ in Scarlet

Gauge:

16st x 28 rows = 4" seed stitch on #10
12st x 24 rows = 4" garter stitch on #10

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Dimensions: hood = 20" circumference; 14" height from top seam to start of neck ribbing neck ribbing = 2-1/2 inches high cape = 14" from end of neck ribbing to split for arm openings; 10" from beg of split to hem; total length from neck to hem = 24"; hem = 88" circumference with cape buttoned

Materials:

  • approx 1400 yards heavy worsted (sample used 3 skeins of Eco+ in Scarlet)
  • US #10 circs -- 24" and 47" or 60"
  • US #6 circs -- 24"
  • 14 stitch markers to separate patterns and keep track of inc points
  • cable needle (or dpn for holding sts)
  • stitch holders
  • five 3/4-inch buttons
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends

Suggested yarn:

1400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Eco+

Colorway:

Scarlet
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About the designer

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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