When I was at Wollgarnspinnerei Ferner in Austria in August 2015, this yarn jumped at me – Lungauer Sockenwolle 6ply in a special Christmas color edition!
The idea for this shawl was there at once.
Now I finally managed to write the very detailed pattern as well – it is online in German and English.
Snowy Hills is a crescent shaped shawl that is knitted top down.It is approx.. 180 cm wide and 65 cm deep in the middle part.
The shawl is knitted in stockinette stitch. It is composed of 6 parts, all parts are explained in detail.
You need basic knowledge of Fair Isle knitting to knit Snowy Hills. All elements of general knitting technique that might not be known by everyone, are explained in detail with step photos .
The shawl involves elements of Swing-Knitting™, but the short row elements are also explained row by row so that an advanced beginner will be able to knit it without prior Swing-Knitting™ knowledge.
There are additional short explanations for Swing-Knitters as well, written in a colored box.
Snowy Hills is made of a special edition of Lungauer Sockenwolle 6ply of Wollgarnspinnerei Ferner combined with Ferner Alpaca.
Main yarn: 2 x 150 g Ferner Lungauer Sockenwolle 6fach (75% wool, 25% polyamide, 420m/ 150g), special Christmas edition color, I needed approx. 750 meters
Contrasting yarn: 3 x 50 g Ferner Alpaca (100% alpaca, 100m/ 50g), color 101 offwhite, I needed approx. 330 meters.
If you want to knit the shawl with different
yarns, please take care – the contrasting yarn has to be a bit thicker than the main yarn! You will need to use a slightly thicker yarn for the short row elements of the swing-knitted border, if you want the shawl to keep the crescent shape without bulging and contracting.
If the yarns you use are thinner than the yarns I chose, the shawl will become smaller than mine.
If the yarns you use a thicker than the yarns I chose, the finished shawl will become larger than mine.
Gauge with needles 4.0 mm in stockinette stitch with main yarn (Ferner Lungauer Sockenwolle 6fach), measured before washing and blocking: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm
You will need additionally:
1 circular knitting needle, at least 120 cm, 4.0 mm or matching the gauge, maybe you will prefer to knit the beginning of the shawl with double points in matching size
11 closed stitch markers that can be put onto the knitting needle
For Swing-Knitters™: light and dark safety pins (or lockable stitch markers)
Thank you to Karin for modeling!