A ribbon of zigzag lace with a yarnover selvedge forms the foundation for this pretty triangular shawl. Stitches picked up from the yarnovers take a few steadying ridges of garter stitch while decreases are established at the edges and spine, then begin to intermingle in a traditional two-sided lace pattern before relaxing into an ever-diminishing field of garter. This perfect balance of focused effort and straightforward plain knitting has made Rock Island an enduring favorite in the Brooklyn Tweed archives.
*Note: If you have previously purchased a digital version of Rock Island, you will be gifted the updated version on the launch of the Vale yarn line, 5/17/17.
- 680 total yards of laceweight wool yarn
- 2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
- Photographed in color Thaw
Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.
- 16 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in garter stitch, after blocking
- One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
- 68” wingspan [172.5 cm] & 31” [78.5 cm] height at center spine
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)