A 100g / 400m skein of Sparkle Sock Yarn in the 'Glacier' colourway
1 pattern (PDF or print)
1 removable marker
In addition you will need*:
1 x 100cm 3.75mm circular needle
About this Pattern
Back in 2019 my husband and I were on a trip to Banff National Park in Canada. The scenery that greeted us was breathtaking, as were the freezing temperature! One day we took a short walk from our Hotel into the town; it was magical being surrounded by the quiet, rugged Rocky Mountains whilst crunching fresh, crisp footprints in the newly fallen snow. We were dressed in so many layers (and hand-knits 😉) that we waddled along like penguins. It was so cold that even our eyelashes froze that day!
The Banff Springs shawl is worked from the top down with wings of relaxing stockinette that grow from a pretty lace pattern running down the centre spine. This pattern invites you to enjoy the quiet stillness and simplicity of the smooth-as-snow stockinette, whilst keeping things interesting with a path of eye-catching lace down the centre.
This pattern works beautifully in the silvery blue 'Glacier' colourway as it lets the lace pattern take centre stage. It can be worked as a one or two skein project, instructions on how to make the shawl larger are given in the pattern. But whichever version you choose, this shawl makes the perfect layering piece to keep you nice and warm no matter how cold it gets!
Stitches Used – Knit, purl, slipped stitches, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo
Sizes – One size
Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 61” (155 cm) wingspan and 24” (61cm) depth
Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
*There will be an option to purchase the needle on your order if you wish.