On my blog you can read how this shawl came to be… (aka Outlander Shawl)
It is quite interesting, to be honest.
A very big THANK YOU to my test knitters:
Sue Golden (Fawn version) and
Dominique Gérard (Midara version).
Without their effort and editing the rectangle version wouldn’t have been available. (I’m knitting the square myself)
For those who don’t want to be working on it for ages: the rectangle version. It doesn’t take long to make and it has a very attractive pattern. The stars are real eye catchers which you don’t see very often in lace designs.
You first work the border, then continue with the centre pattern. Because the patterns are directional, you will need to knit a second border and graft it onto the end of the centre pattern.
Then, an edging is worked around the shawl.
Needle: 2mm / US0 circulars 40cm and 80/100cm or straight needles
38” x 86” or 96 x 218cm for the Shetland Gossamer or
34” x 75” or 85 x 190cm for the Midara.
(sizes differ due to personal knitting tension).
Also: stitch markers, T-pins, blocking kit, fine blunt needle for weaving in ends, suitable detergent for washing, towel to press out excess water, blocking location.
There are only charts, (4) and information to help you work the edge pattern around the shawl (wrap & turn).