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Knitting pattern shawl The Shire


    This beautiful top-down knitted shawl is named after the home of the Hobbits in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.The lacy flowers represent the Hobbits’ love of all that grows, the feather and fan stitch finish represents the smooth and gentle little hills which are characteristic for The Shire. The half-circled shape is achieved through increases in regular intervals. You will need some stitchmarkers to mark the position of the increases in the center section.

    The shawl can be worked in many yarn weights. If worked in thicker yarn it could be a warming winter shawl. For a light and lofty shawl, the chosen yarn should not be thicker than fingering weight.

    The size is about 170 x 52 cm approx according to the used yarn, the yardage will be between 600 and 800 meters approx.

    You are free to work some troddens at the end of the shawl but as this is only an idea I will not describe how to work this in the pattern.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • approx. 600 - 800 meters (655 - 874 yards) of lace-weight to fingering weight yarn (should not be thicker than sport weight)
    • circular knitting needle 3 - 4 mm (US 3 - 6)
    • stitchmarkers
    • sewing needle