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Brick Wall Shawl
Est. Yards1200 - 1500
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Payment Notes: One free pattern + one AU$15 voucher to use in my Etsy shop
Yarn RequirementsI have used Malabrigo Sock for this pattern. If you also choose to use Malabrigo Sock I'm happy for you to choose your own colours, or go with mine. However, any light fingering weight yarn will work. If you choose something other than Malabrigo Sock, I recommend looking for soft, 100% wool or wool–silk/cashmere/alpaca blend yarns in semi-solid or solid colours.
Sizes AvailableOne size fits all Two testers required
Skills RequiredEdging - Added Afterwards Knitted Cast-on Lace Knitting Pick Up Stitches Short rows
The Brick Wall Shawl is a warm and cozy, full-sized, roughly triangular shawl featuring a simple repeating slip-stitch pattern in four colours. It is finished with a lace border on all edges with a subtle picot bind-off.
Brick Wall Shawl takes a detour from the traditional top-down triangle method. Construction is bottom-up, starting at the centre point of the triangle, working upwards to the top edge. The lace border on the top edge is knitted as a continuation of the shawl. But the lace border on the remaining sides is added afterwards, picking up the stitches along those edges. This pattern is worked flat, from written instructions and is suitable for intermediate knitters.
Blocking is recommended to showcase the pattern and border to maximum effect.
My daughter wanted me to call it the Turtle Shawl, because it reminded her of tortoiseshell. You may feel like a turtle when you're knitting it. It's a big shawl and a lot of knitting. But so worth it!
I have given a long deadline (June 15) for this test knit because I understand how much knitting is required. I encourage you to post progress shots on instagram or facebook along the way tagging @notanotherhat and #brickwallshawl.
I will require you to post a ravelry project for this shawl and link it to the pattern once it's published.