Inspired by the splendid apple orchards of Upstate, New York, the Heirloom Cultivar Shawl is an asymmetric shawl featuring an apple tree branch inner border along one side paired with a wide basket weave border along both sides. A plain stockinette body allows attention to remain focused on these lovely border stitches. Worked in a sport weight yarn, it is perfect for keeping the autumn chill from your shoulders.
Producing a generously sized shawl as written, this pattern is also easily customized for additional sizes by working more or fewer repeats of the pattern stitch. Shawl is adaptable to being worked in different yarn weights as well.
Gauge is not critical, but keep in mind that altering the size or working with a different gauge and/or yarn will change your yarn requirements as well as your finished dimensions. Please make sure you have sufficient yarn!
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
Finished, blocked shawl measures approx 64” (163 cm) long at neck edge and approx 29” (74 cm) in depth at offset point. Bottom edges measure approx 39” (99 cm) and 51” (130 cm) respectively.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern. Includes complete row by row stitch counts.
20 sts/31 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
Shawl is worked from the right wingspan tip to the left bottom bind off edge.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches – KFB, YO, K2TOG, SSK, P2TOG, SL1 K2TOG PSSO
- Slipped stitches
- Twisted stitches – LT, RT
- Vikkel braid (instructions included)
- Icelandic bind off (instructions included)
Blocking is especially essential for a successful finished project with this pattern.
840 – 880 yards (768 – 805 m) of sport weight yarn.
A yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the lace pattern.
US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge and length to suit number of stitches.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch Markers (2)