Ydalir (en)

Herringbone stripes zig-zag happily through this semi-circular shawlette, separating swaths of stockinette stitch colour blocks. These blocks, shaped by short rows, are a perfect showcase for the gorgeous characteristic texture and colours of Blacker Tamar Lustre Blend. It’s a rustic yarn spun from rare British breeds, available in a range of rich hues which add to the medieval feel of the accessory. Style it with a matching cast iron shawl pin to channel the look of the dark ages, and add a bit of time-travel to your wardrobe!

Because herringbone is one of the more difficult knitting stitches, Ydalir is aimed at the experienced knitter.

Wingspan: 128 cm (50.5 in); depth: 48 cm (19 in)

Gauge: 20 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm in stocking stitch with 3.5 mm/US#4 needles


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Materials you need at home:

  • Fingering weight yarn: Blacker Tamar Lustre Blend 4-ply; 100% pure new wool; 350 m (383 yd)/100 g; C1, Red River = 329 m / 360 yd / 94 g or 1 skein; C2, Camel = 116 m / 127 yd / 33 g or 1/3 skein; C3, Ottery = 350 m / 383 yd / 100 g or 1 skein

  • Needles: 3.5 mm/US#4 circular needle, 100 cm (40 in) or longer + 5.5 mm/US#9 circular needle, 100 cm (40 in)

  • Notions: Waste yarn + Tapestry needle

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Knitting for me is all about experimenting, trying new things, rediscovering old stuff and mixing everything together to create something completely new and unique. You never run out of ideas or possiblities once you have started thinking about yarn and needles like that.

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