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wirra shawl


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A striped heart-shaped shawl with an eye-catching looped edge. The garter stitch body adds texture to the simple stripes and is easily worked by a beginner or as an effortless project for the more experienced. Choose two semi-solid/solid colours, or for a truly striking effect, work this shawl with a solid/semi-solid main colour and a gradient dyed yarn as the contrast colour. The term "wirra" is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning Rock Wallaby, one of my favourite animals. MATERIALS: Yarn: 4ply/fingering weight yarn Main Colour (MC) 420 yards/384m Contrast Colour (CC) 400 yards/ 366m Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino, 420 yards/384m); colourways: MC-Carmine; CC-Gossamer; 1 skein each Needles: 3.75mm/US 5, long circulars to accommodate approx. 450 sts Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends, 2 stitch markers GAUGE GAUGE: 23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter st. SUGGESTED YARN 820 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN madelinstosh COLORWAY Carmine and Gossimer

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Ambah O'Brien
Ambah O'Brien
Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach. With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design. I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear. Knitting News from Ambah’s studio: sign up at and receive a free pattern to get you started!