Short Description: Botany Bay is an exploration in de-construction. From a classical triangular beginning, this shawl morphs into an unusual shape that sits surprisingly well on the body. The flattening out of one wing makes for less volume when flung around the neck, minimising that excess fabric you’re never quite sure what to do with. The rhythmic knitting of stripes and simple eyelets is interspersed with a repetitive lace to create interest and movement.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 32 rows over 4 inches in stocking stitch (blocked)
Finished Measurements: One size — 50 x 29½ inches/ 127 x 75 cms.
Materials Used: 4ply/fingering weight yarn in two colours of approximately 336 yards/310 metres each. Original yarn used, Quince and Co. Sparrow, is an organic linen yarn with a 4-fold structure.
Needle Size: US6/4mm: 32”/80cm circular (or size required for tension) US8/5mm: needle (or two sizes bigger than required for tension) - for casting off
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, charts, schematic and links to tutorials.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other Details: Worked in linen, this is a whisper-light shawl designed to drape rather than wrap, to shade rather than snuggle; making it perfect for the
warmer weather or climate.