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New pattern release: Homestead shawl

Homestead shawl

Homestead is the perfect comfort knitting piece: rows of garter stitch for relaxation and few rows of eyelets and braids for a little bit of challenge.
It is another netflix-friendly piece to make, perfect for the evenings on the couch with a cup of cocoa and a good show.
Once around your neck, you’ll have a hard time putting it down! It is easily adjustable, so if you have more yardage, you can add a stitch(s) repeat(s) to make it (even) bigger!

The pattern is written, and a video is provided to help you execute the laterail braid stitch.

As for the yarn, I have used the gorgeous Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone Natural Aran, a pure joy to knit with!

50% Bluefaced Leicester
25% Wensleydale Longwool
25% Masham
Yardage: 170m per 100g hank (185 yds)
Needle size: 4.5mm-5mm (US 7 - 8)

homestead shawl

Finished measurements
112cm (44”) wide / 130cm (51.1”) long /180cm (70,8”) wingspan

Yarn
5 skeins of Baa Ram Ewe, Dovestone Natural Aran:
50% Bluefaced Leicester
25% Wensleydale Longwool
25% Masham;170m per 100g hank (185 yds) or approx. 930 yards (850 meters) of Aran weight yarn.

Gauge
18 sts & 36.5 rows = 10cm(4”) in garter stitch after blocking

Needles
4.5mm (US7) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge