My third shawl was a relaxing break from lace knitting but includes a number of fun design elements. The Scania Shawl by Caroline Wiens is inspired by Skåne, in the southernmost part of Sweden. It’s an asymmetrical triangular shawl that uses five colours of fingering weight yarn held double, which produces a marled effect and a wide range of colour combinations. I chose maize heather (a mustard yellow) combined with earth tones from cream to dark brown. Again, I’m using Cloudborn yarn, this time Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist (80% Peruvian superwash highland wool, 20% polymide).
Along with the colour changes, the pattern includes a genius way of achieving the cable border and fringe. This is definitely a pattern worth trying.
- Slipped stitches
- Short rows
- I-cord bind off
- Mock cable
- Stitches: k, p, k1tbl, p1tbl, M1L, M1Lp, s1wyif, sl1k2psso, YO, k2tog tbl
This shawl is included as a featured image on the Ravelry Scania Shawl pattern. You can find out more about the pattern there and purchase it!