Shawl of Destiny

Do you have skeins of contrasting yarn that are destined to be together, the Shawl of destiny began with a colour combination that was haunting me - they were destined to become my new favourite shawl. The triangular shape lends itself to many wearing options; scarf, shawl, kerchief style and more. The pattern is a combination of textures and colour, with satisfying garter stitch sections interspersed with geometric lace a fresh and modern combination. The lace takes some concentration and is both written and charted. Worked from the top down.

MEASUREMENTS Width at centre: 23” / 58.4cm Top edge: 90” / 230cm (after blocking)


*Illustrated knitting pattern *Suitable for advanced beginner

Materials you need at home:

YARN *Fingering Weight / 4-ply *Main Colour (MC): 840yd / 768m *Contrasting Colour (CC): 170yds / 154m Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino, 420yds / 384m per skein) MC Silver Fox, CC Fluoro Rose

NEEDLES *US 5 / 3.75mm 32-40” / 80-100cm circular needles to hold a number of sts (shawl is worked flat)

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ambah obrien

Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach.

With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design.

I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear.

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