South Bank Shawl by K.M. Bedigan

South Bank Shawl

February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
427 - 853 yards (390 - 780 m)
half circle (full circle)
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This pattern was originally released with The London Craft Guide from Yarn in the City. (The original release information can be found at the bottom of this page). The pattern has been revised and updated for individual release - row/round instructions have been revised, and charts have been reviewed and simplified where possible.

The London skyline has many iconic buildings and structures, including the London Eye – the enormous Ferris Wheel originally constructed to celebrate the new millennium.

This shawl can be worked as either a half- or a full-circular version, with optional bead options.

Samples shown in The Uncommon Thread Merino Silk Fingering in the ‘Breath’ colourway (silver, half), in Eden Cottage Yarns Bedale 4 Ply (colour way unknown) (full, green), and in Posh Yarn Elinor Sock in the ‘Burning up the Dance Floor’ colour way (dark red, full).

437.5 (875) yds / 400 (800) m fingering weight / 4 ply yarn

4 mm / US 6 needles (circular required for full version)
11 (16) stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Blocking wires / pins

132 (224) size 6 beads
Crochet hook suitable for beading
4mm / US 6 DPNs for full version

Half: 45 x 20.5 “ / 115 x 52 cm
Full: 45 “ / 115 cm diameter

20 sts x 28 rows/rnds = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking stitch

The London Craft Guide will be launched at Unravel on 19th-21st February. The book is currently available for preorders at

The South Bank of the River Thames is a popular and busy tourist destination. With the London Aquarium, the British Film Institute and the iconic London Eye stretched along the riverbank towards the Millenium Footbridge.This lovely lace shawl is an ode to the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel originally constructed for the Millenium. The tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, the Eye is a popular destination for tourists and locals, as it offers a stunning view of the city from 135 metres up. Worked in a luxurious silk-blend fingering weight yarn, this pattern includes half circle and full circle versions, with optional bead accents.

Finished measurements
Half circle: 115 cm wide by 52 cm deep
Full circle: 115 cm in diameter

Other supplies
Approximately 132 (224) size 6 seed beads, if desired
1.25 mm crochet hook if using beads