Hale-Bop Shawl - Ambah O’Brien

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Grab three gorgeous skeins of fingering weight yarn and capture your very own comet in knitted form with Hale- Bopp Shawl. Alternating lace, garter, and textured stitches allow you to play with colour and ensure the knitting never veers towards boring. An unusual construction results in a dramatic asymmetrical crescent with an elongated tail. Choose high contrast colours bright enough to light up the night sky or keep to neutrals for a more subdued look. Originally designed as a Mystery Knitalong, Hale-Bopp Shawl stands alone on its own as a fun, interesting knit with easy wearability.

Gauge: 22 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch, blocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 90” / 229cm Width: 19”/ 48cm

Materials Used: Fingering weight / 4ply.

  • Main Colour (MC): 370 yd / 338 m. Contrasting Colour 1 (CC1): 370 yd / 338 m 
  • Contrasting Colour 2 (CC2): 370 yd / 338 m. Sample Used: Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock (100% Superwash Merino, 370 yd / 338 m per 100g skein). Feather, Fall Festival, Dark Charcoal." 

Needle Size: US 5 / 3.75mm long circular needles to hold a large number of sts (shawl is worked flat)

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner