Cold winter, warm shawl

Winter impressions

Winter is still in full swing around here

Temperatures dropped again under 10°C and with the wind it feels plain cold, cold, cold. Just the right weather for sitting inside, central heating turned all the way up and knitting and spinning up a storm. Which also means I got to finish my latest shawl project in only 10 days. It’s a variation on the Shetland Triangle pattern, which can be found in the book „Wrap Style“ by Pam Allen and Ann Budd.

Variation on Shetland Triangle

Variation on Shetland Triangle

For a shallower appearance and longer tails I started out with a stockinette body section and 6 increases per 2 rows. After I got 91 stitches in each half of the triangle I started the Shetland lace pattern and continued with the traditional 4 increases per 2 rows. The plan worked out really well. Even if you can’t see it in the pics the shawl has got a nice crescent shape with long tails.

Shetland Triangle in Alpaca

Alpaca yarn makes for a nice, drapey fabric.

Pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark
Needles: 4.5 mm
Yarn: 125 grams of DROPS Alpaca (100% Aplaca, 180 m/50 grams), color: dark teal heather/dunkelpetrol mix
Size: 180 cm wide, 65 cm deep
Modifications: see above

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