Margaret Sullivan’s Shawlette by Shannon Squire

Margaret Sullivan’s Shawlette

Knitting
February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One size fits most. 64" wingspan x 16" deep with notes for making larger or smaller.
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One of the neighborhoods in Portland that I used to spend a lot of time in is Sullivan’s Gulch, named after the Sullivan family. Timothy was a world-class traveler until settling in Portland and building his homestead. He met his wife, Margaret, in Tasmania in 1841. This shawlette seems the kind of thing a globe-trotting, practical 1800s woman would throw on to head out to tend to the chickens.

YARN
approximately 750 yards/686 m fingering- or sport-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Fingering in Stonewall for the pink variegated shawl and Knitted Wit Sport in Fighting Iris for the pastel neon lavendar one.

GAUGE
18 sts & 34 Rs= 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, measured after blocking.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan: 90”/228.5 cm; depth at center: 22”/56 cm, measured after blocking.