I love wearing big, warm shawls during the chilly season. They keep you cozy and as a bonus, they look good and really make the outfit. This shawl is worked from top down, beginning with a Garter tab cast-on. Slip stitch pattern makes a nice texture and ribbed edging adds a comfy look.
This shawl is named after Viljandi, one of my favorite towns in Estonia.
100” / 254 cm wide, measured across top edge;
14 1⁄2” / 37 cm deep.
Lanitium ex Machina Merino Silk Twist (400 yds / 365 m per 100 g skein; 80 % merino wool, 20 % silk):
• 2 skeins Sterling (MC, main color)
• 1 skein Antoinette (CC1, contrasting color 1)
• 1 skein Frozen (CC2, contrasting color 2)
or Fingering weight yarn, approximately:
• 550 yds / 503 m MC (main color)
• 150 yds / 137 m CC1 (contrasting color 1)
• 170 yds / 156 m CC2 (contrasting color 2)
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
• size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle
• row counter
• tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
18.5 sts and 44 rows in Garter stitch after blocking = 4” / 10 cm.
Gauge is not crucial for this project but will affect the amount of yarn used and the final size of the shawl.