Burrafirth Shawl by Gudrun Johnston

Burrafirth Shawl

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
One Size (see below)
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Burrafirth Shawl was originally published in the 2019 Shetland Wool Week annual. It is now available as an individual pattern.

Wingspan: 52” / 132cm
Depth: 22” / 56cm

US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles, 24”, 32” and 40” length (change as shawl rows get longer)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
500 yards MC
130 yards CC1
130 yards CC2
130 yards CC3
Note: If using Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight be aware that the shawl uses the entire ball of yarn for the contrast colors so you may want some extra on hand in case you run out.

shown in:
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% Real Shetland Wool; 115m / 125yds per 25g ball)
MC Shade 202, CC1 Shade FC7, CC2 Shade 54, CC3 Shade 32

2 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking wires and pins.

18 sts & 42 rows = 10cm / 4” over Slip Stitch pattern on US 5 / 3.75mm needles after blocking
18 sts & 32 rows = 10cm / 4” in Stockinette Stitch on US 5 / 3.75mm needles after blocking

Pattern Notes
Burrafirth Shawl is knitted flat from the top down. It begins with a garter tab cast on and is then worked in a traditional half pi shape with increase sections interspersed with textured slip stitch patterns. It is important to note when you are slipping stitches with yarn in front (wyif) or with yarn in back (wyib) as that will affect the finished look of the shawl.