A muse is a force that has the ability to excite our passion and call forth our creative spirit...and that was how my journey with the Muse Shawl began. The light, lavender, merino yarn sang to my heart, and whispered softly of meandering lace. The pretty lace edging absorbed my mind and the comforting, rhythmical steadiness of Garter stitch created a dream-space for further musings.
I hope you too find inspiration as you knit the elegant Muse Shawl and journey into creativity and learning.
This classical, semi-circular, lace shawl in fingering yarn, rests naturally on shoulders and hugs the body with its beautiful drape. Light yet warm, it’s a perfect accessory for any time of the year.
The main body of the Muse Shawl is knit top down beginning with an Icord Tab and is knit almost entirely in Garter stitch. It features pretty eyelet rows that incorporate regular increases and which is echoed in the border in this Garter stitch variation of the traditional Old Shale Stitch. Easily memorized, the soft undulating flows begin the lace component and ends with an attractive and elegant lacy Knitted-on Edge.
Pattern support is given through charts, written instructions and videos. YouTube tutorials are available for the following techniques: Provisional Cast-on, Icord Tab, Cable Cast-on and the Knitted-on Edge, making this project a knitting adventure full of supportive learning and information.
The Muse Shawl will be a fitting addition to your knitting Museum!
YARN: Meterage/yardage in Fingering weight yarn: 720m/789yds using gauge. Please note that if substituting yarn allow for different meterage/yardage; during test knitting process the range was from 615m to 800m.
Used: 1 x 200g ball of Bendigo Woollen Mill Luxury 4ply in Iris Mist (100% Merino Wool) 720m/789yds, exactly.
Yarn Recommendation: 2 x 100g ball of Bendigo Woollen Mill Transitional Sock Yarn in Purple/Green Multl, 4ply, (70% Wool 30% Nylon). 400m/437yds per 100g; or any fingering weight yarn in wool or wool/blends.
NEEDLES: 4mm /US 6 circular needles (length: 100cm/39”).
NOTIONS: Crochet hook and 18”/45cm of scrap yarn for Provisional Cast-on, 12 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker, darning needle to weave in loose ends.
GAUGE: Not critical but differences will affect yardage and size. After blocking:
Garter: 16 sts x 33 rows = 10cm/4”
Shale Border: I x 24 st pattern repeat is 15.25cm/6” long. Depth: 3.25cm/1.25”
Lace Edge: 1 x 21 st pattern repeat is 5cm/2” long. Depth: 9cm/3.5”
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Wingspan:180cm/70” long. Depth: 70cm/27.5”
This design has been tech edited and test knitted.