the gairloch shawl
Designed in collaboration with Shibui Knits, The Gariloch Shawl combines lace-weight "Lunar" with lace-weight "Silk Cloud" for a super-silky, super-fluffy knitting experience. An easy-to-memorize pattern allows your mind to relax, so you can enjoy every delightful stitch. And the finished shawl? It’s light as air, soft as a kitten, and designed for wearing!
The winged triangle shape—a kind of triangle/crescent hybrid— combines the generous depth of a triangle with the highly wrappable wingspan of a crescent. It conforms more naturally to the neck, making the shawl easier to style and more comfortable to wear. So go ahead, put it on while the snow’s still flying…you won’t take it off until the flowers bloom!
THE KNITTY GRITTY
24” (61 cm) deep x 50” (127 cm) wide, after blocking.
(A) Shibui Knits Lunar (60% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 40% Mulberry Silk; 401 yards / 365 meters / 50 grams): 3 skeins in Bone (colour #2181). Sample used 940 yards / 860 meters.
(B) Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk; 330 yards / 300 meters / 25 grams): 3 skeins in Bone (colour #2181). Sample used 940 yards / 860 meters.
NEEDLES (adjust if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
One 40” (100 cm) circular knitting needle size US 5 (3.75 mm)—or desired length to comfortably accommodate a large number of stitches.
24 stitches / 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, before blocking.
Although gauge is not critical for this project, please remember that deviating from the pattern gauge will affect your total yardage requirements. Plan ahead :)
THE FINE PRINT
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