Four Peaks Shawl
It feels like absolutely the wrong time of the year to be launching a huge big snuggly DK weight shawl knitting pattern, but really it's not. If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, then of course it's the perfect time to get snuggly and cozy with your knitting. And if you're in the Southern Hemisphere like I am, then you can get knitting so that it's done in time for winter.
I am lucky to have a mountain view from my kitchen window. Among those mountains, which are often covered in snow in the winter, are the Four Peaks. The view featured here is just down the road, and those four peaks on the right are called Devils, Fiery, Waihi and Tripps Peaks. It really is the most fantastic kitchen view.
The Four Peaks Shawl is a fantastically scrummy large shawl that is worked from the bottom corner, increasing all the way until you have a whole lot of yummy snuggly wool to wear.
As you work through the stitches of this great big snuggly shawl, you are forming four rows of zig-zags, that turn a corner near the top of your shawl (when it’s beginning to really feel the squishy effects of all that gorgeous DK wool you’re working with) and they zig and zag along to the other corner. Four Peaks Shawl is a very simple construction, with a very intuitive, easy to remember repeat of knit and purl stitches.
• Up to 350g of DK yarn
• 5.5mm (US 9) circular knitting needles
• Darning needle
• 2 stitch markers
16 sts x 24 rows in stocking stitch.
Approximately 105 x 143cm.
Rebecca loved knitting her's so much that she is "thinking of making one for [her] Nana for Christmas. It'll be big enough that she can use it as a lap rug too while watching TV in the evenings." She loved how subtle the detail is, and she thinks she may try doing the bindoff in a different colour next time. I can't wait to see that! I reckon that could look quite striking!
"So pretty and squishy!" says Dale "I really enjoyed this knit!"
Lea was impressed with the size. "Holy camel balls this is one HUGE shawl. I can't wait to wear this in the winter."
You can find the pattern by clicking here.