Underpass Shawl by Georgia Farrell

Underpass Shawl

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
455 - 501 yards (416 - 458 m)
One Size Shawl
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My Underpass Shawl is inspired by decorative brick work I noticed on a drive up the M1 from London when the road went down into an underpass to cross another and the increasing zig zag detailing that bounced back and forth within the increasing and decreasing walls.

I knitted the sample for my Underpass Shawl whilst travelling at the end of last year, it the prefect project for picking up and putting down, something that doesn’t require too much attention, with just one travelling cable over garter stitch and super simple shaping it’s a very methodical knit, but the outcome is bold and striking.

It’s such an easy to wear, timeless shawl that goes with everything. It’s simple enough not to overpower an outfit but striking enough to catch the eye with its jagged geometric lines and shape.

Yarn -
Rowan Island Blend Fine (photographed in sh110 Tungsten) x 3 skeins
Sample weighs approx. 126g and used approx. 416m I would advise having 10% more yarn to account for any difference in tension so a total of approx. 458m or the same meterage of an equivalent yarn
Needles -
3.75mm needles
Other -
1 closed stitch marker for placing on needles
Tension -
22 sts X 42 rows = 10cm, once blocked, measured over garter st using 3.75mm needles
Finished Measurements (Approximately) -
138cm long and X 36.5cm wide (at widest point)