OH. MY. GOODNESS. is a crazy wrap, just glorious to drape around your body. Two hanks of hand-dyed yarn, one 4ply and one dk, are used to create the shawl. You start at the centre spine, increasing either side and at each edge. You’ll end up with a large triangle - there will be lots of garter stitch and loops. It is large and enveloping to swoosh around you for work or play.
I created my design company to challenge the misconception of ‘easy is dull’. What I create is simple in form, pleasing to knit and a delight to wear. The yarns I sell are luscious and the hand-made original shawl-pins are beautiful to look at, delicate and light, therefore a pleasure to wear.
YOU WILL NEED
1 x 100g WARM MOONSHINE (4ply, 400m/100g, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere) and 1 x 100g LIGHT MOONSHINE (DK, 225m/100g, same content as WM)
4mm 60cm circular needle or long straight needles, 5mm double pointed needles for i-cord
FINISHED SIZE (when washed and hung-up to dry)
Length: 115cm, width: 215cm GAUGE: Not important for this shawl
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | st(s): stitch(es) pm: place marker | slm: slip marker RS/WS: right-side / wrong-side facing yo: yarn over, starting at front of work pass yarn over right-hand needle to back. When you reach the yo on next row, work as directed. This should create a hole. Double yo: starting at front of work pass yarn over right-hand needle to back, repeat . When you reach the two ‘yos’on next row, work as directed. kfb: k into front and then back of st, creating 2sts out of one k2tog: k two st as one lp: loop, insert right-hand needle into st, bring working yarn over needle as if to k, then bring working yarn under left-hand thumb, then over left-hand thumb, between both needles, hold loop on thumb, insert right-hand needle into st and k, take st off left needle and pass 1st st on needle over 2nd st to secure, pull loop downward to fasten.
Pattern note: Being bold enough to work at a very loose gauge is beneficial. What may seem like over-cooked noodles on your needles will, after blocking, produce a light and airy fabric, good for trapping air and warmth without bulk.
NB: sample knitted in Light Moonshine (hand-dyed Unicorn) + 1 x Warm Moonshine (hand-dyed Unicorn)