Since moving to the West Coast, I am so inspired by the fair weather and the amazing scenery and I love my Railway shawl! The blue stripes have a nautical feel that fits so beautifully here in Steveston and the textured vertical stripes add a soft visual interest.
This is an easy and fast knit. The shawl size is generous and will sit nicely on the shoulders. It will keep you warm in sub-zero temperatures and cozy by the fire pit on cool summer nights. A perfect layering piece all year long!
You will need: Approximately 1035 yards or 947 metres of Worsted Weight devided in 3 colours: 410 yards or 375 metres in MC, 480 yards or 440 metres in CC1 and 145 yards or 132 metres in CC2
Sample shown using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: MC “Faded Quilt”, CC1 “Fossil”, CC2 “Almanac”
5 mm/US 8 needle (straight or circular)
Tapestry needle, 16 stitch markers
51” or 130 cm (from triangle tip at the back to the front) x 15” or 38 cm (wide front panel) x 28” or 96 cm (deep) after blocking
16 sts and 29 rows = 4” or 10 cm in St st 5 mm/US 8 needle (after blocking) although not crucial the gauge will affect the final dimensions of the shawl