Betwixt Shawl DK by Ambah O'Brien | A shawl to keep you cosy when the veil between the two worlds is at its thinnest. In honour of our place in the cycle of life and death, Betwixt contrasts a floral mosaic pattern edged with delicate lace featuring a skull motif. In the Northern hemisphere this time of Halloween reflects the darkening of days and the final harvest before winter sets in, whereas in the Southern Hemisphere Halloween falls as spring is bursting forth and our days are filled with light and new life. Choose between the original fingering weight Betwixt Shawl or the simplified DK weight version. Both were designed to make the most of a 12 colour, 20g mini skein set plus full contrasting skein, or choose the 3 colour option for a completely different result and then try to stop at just one! Purchase of this pattern includes both versions in two separate PDF files.
- 19 sts and 42 rows = 4”/10 cm in Betwixt Mosaic, blocked
- 18 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in Betwixt Lace, blocked
- Wingspan: 81”/202 cm
- Depth: 17”/42.5 cm
DK weight (or fingering weight held double)
C1: either 220 yd/202 m or 6 color gradient/mini skein set, each skein consisting of 40 yd/36.5 m, Colors in gradient/mini set will be referred to as C1-A through C1-F.
C2: either 160 yd/146 m or 6 color gradient/mini skein set, each skein consisting of 40 yd/36.5 m, Colors in gradient/mini set will be referred to as C2-A through C2-F.
C3: 210 yd/192 m
3 colour version:
Madelinetosh, DK Twist, (DK/8-ply, 100% superwash Merino wool,250 yd/229 m per skein), C1 & C3: Parchment
The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, Foxy Lady, (fingering weight, 70% superwash Merino, 30% silk, 428 yd/392 m per 100g) C2: Patsy, held double
13 colour version:
Love and Speckles, Singles, (fingering weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yd/365 m per 100 g), C1A-F & C1A-F-C25: 12 colours from the 24 colour Faceted Gemstones Kit, held double
Love and Speckles, Twist DK, (80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon, 267 yd/ 243 m per 100g), C3: Apatite
Needle Size: US 7/4.5 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of stitches (shawl is worked flat), or size required to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Written and Charted instructions
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner