Snuggle up in this pretty blanket inspired by the traditional everyday shawls of the Shetland Isles. The blanket begins with the centre square of squishy garter stitch worked in a simple stripe pattern. Then the feather and fan (old shale) edging is worked by picking up stitches around the centre square and working outwards in rounds in a stripe pattern that echoes the beautiful shading often found on hap shawls.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Aprprox. 550 yds for Main Color and 130 yds for Contrasting Color of Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
Yarn used as pictured: MC ? Artesano Aran (50% alpaca / 50% wool, 144 yds / 132m, 3.53oz /100g) in Pine and CC ? Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classica (100% wool, 138 yds / 126m, 3.53oz /100g) in 6422
Gauge: 11 sts and 19 rows = 4? in garter stitch
Suggested Needle/Hook Size:
US 11 (8mm) 32" (or longer) Circular Needle
You will also need: a Darning/Tapestry Needle