Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points.

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330 yds / 300m [610 yds / 555m] lace or fingering (4ply) weight yarn.
Smaller blue shawl shown in Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca Merino 4ply (50% suri alpaca / 50% merino, 330 yds / 300m, 3.53oz / 100g) in Moody.

Larger shawl shown in Fyberspates Laceweight Scrumptious (45% silk / 55% merino, 1095 yds / 1000m, 3.53oz / 100g) in Treacle Toffee.

20 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st.

US 6 / 4mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular

Directions for 2 sizes are given - s[l], approx 48.5[66]" / 123[168]cm wide, 14.5[19.5]" / 37[49.5]cm long at centre.


    The shawl begins at the centre and is worked outwards to the edging. Working increases at both ends of every row, rather than every second, creates a relatively shallow triangular shawl that makes it the perfect shape to wear as a scarf. Either size can of course be worked in either yarn weight. 

    The smaller, fingering weight version makes a cosy but pretty scarf while the larger, lace weight version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders.



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