Archibald

BY LINNEA ORNSTEIN

Inspired by the history of the Scottish Highlands and brimming with interest, Archibald is a triangular shawl with an argyle texture, a ­result of combining simple lace and an overlaying ­diagonal stitch that travels along the pattern.  Featuring a simple garter stitch edge, the shawl is knit ­bottom up, with increases on each right-side row, making the size easily adaptable, and it ends with a few rows of ribbing before the bind-off.

The sample shown was knit in a more rustic wool blend locally sourced in Sweden, but would be a luxurious, soft wrap in our elann.com 70% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Cashmere/10% Nylon Undyed Sport Weight Sock Yarn.

  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Finished Size: approx. 200cm (79″) wingspan as shown, but easily adapted for a larger or smaller shawl.
  • Materials: 580 – 600 m (634 – 656 yds) of Sportweight weight [26-27 sts /10cm(4″)] yarn or 2 skeins of elann.com 70% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Cashmere/10% Nylon Undyed Sport Weight Sock Yarn (see link below).
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