Milk Thistle is a textured kite-shaped shawl with a unique flower. The shawl has been designed so that each shade of Cumbria Fingering has a different stitch pattern; garter and stockinette stitch in Scafell Pike, herringbone stitch in Fair Hill and a stunning flower stitch in Blackbeck.
Milk Thistle is the third pattern from The Almanac Series, a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns. This collection will feature new designs for every Yarn of the Month.
Designer: Béatrice Mase
Design inspiration: Béatrice Mase Shares Her Inspiration For Milk Thistle
Collection: The Almanac Series
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% Merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair, 300 m (328 yd) per 100 g hank).
Modelled photos show Fair Hill (A) – 1 hank, Scafell Pike (B) – 2 hanks, and Blackbeck (C) – 1 hank.
This shawl is knitted from one tip to the other. It is divided into two sections, the first is knitted in Herringbone stitch, and the second in Garter and Stockinette stitch. A floral pattern with stems and flowers is made with two strands knitted together. There is no seam, the flowers are knitted by pulling strands either with the needle or a crochet hook.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
Wingspan along top edge: 87.5 cm (34.5 in)
Depth: 50 cm (19.5 in)
26 sts and 52 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st before blocking using 3mm (US 2.5) needles for garter stitch.
30 sts and 22 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st before blocking using 6.5mm (US 10.5) needles for herringbone stitch.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- 3mm (US 2.5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- 6.5mm (US 10.5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- 3 yarn bobbins
- 5 markers
- Crochet hook (optional)
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This knitting pattern comes as a PDF file, which will be downloadable via a link that will be emailed to you after purchase.