This shawl was inspired by a beautiful skein of yarn that I purchased from Triskelion Yarn at my visit to Yarnporium last year. As soon as I saw their stall I knew I wouldn't be leaving empty handed! The yarn I chose was Branwen 4 ply, a gorgeous blend of 50% extra fine Falklands Merino and 50% silk, in the Pink Plymouth colour.
This soft and silky yarn wanted to be something lacy and sparkly, and with the skein just shy of 500m, it was perfect choice for a pretty shawl.
Glittering Path is a celebration of the little treasures that cross our path every day. Worked over 3 panels this semi-circular shawl combines a relaxing stroll through stockinette side sections with a wide, glittering path of lace and beads trailing down to the border in the centre section. Complementary lace patterns ramble alongside the main lace motif, and all three sections lead to a sparkling destination along the border of the shawl. This shawl is best worked in a smooth and luxurious fingering weight yarn (perhaps, with a little silken sheen).
Skills / Techniques Used: Knit, purl, increases, decreases, lacework, beading
Sizes: One size
Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 62” (157cm) wingspan and 24” (61cm) depth
3.5oz / 100g, 541yd / 495m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Triskelion Branwen 4 Ply, 50% silk and 50% extra fine Falklands merino in the Pink Plymouth colour
4-25 stitch markers (depending on whether you choose to mark off the border lace repeats)
Gauge: 20 stitches and 35 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too!
Thank you Bonny, Chantelle, Clau, Jane, Jo, Tori, Teresa and Martine!
To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.
May you always find your glittering path and enjoy the treasures along the way. Until next time, Happy Knitting! x