A grand wrap for fall (and every season to come) — Lochlann by our pal Cheryl Toy is one big, squishy, cozy shawl covered in leaf lace, slip stitch stripes, garter stitch, ribbing, and bound off with a contrasting I-cord for a spectacular finish.
Made in our soft and airy Weld, this large triangular shawl is worked from the top-center down, growing with increases along the center spine and edges. An irresistible knit, this design has serious “one more row” syndrome.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Cheryl Toy
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): MC—red feather (heathered burnt orange), 3 skeins; CC1—fawn (natural oatmeal), 4 skeins; CC2—midnight (navy), 1 skein.
One size; 74” [188 cm] wingspan and 33” [84 cm] depth.
Size A (for shawl): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 48” [120 cm] or longer circular needle for shawl body and 1 set DPNs for I-cord bind off.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
24 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St on Size A needle, after blocking.
Basic lace knitting skills; chart reading.
About the Designer
From her tiny studio in New Orleans, Cheryl Toy avidly knits, designs and writes about knitting. A former set designer and art director for film and television, Cheryl frequently draws on historical references to create engaging knits that focus on simple, timeless shapes. Amusing details and quirky techniques fascinate her. Cheryl’s work can be found in several books. She is a frequent contributor to Interweave Knits, knitscene, and knit.wear, has featured in many Knit Picks collections and is a part of Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 13. Find her at www.littlechurchknits.com and on Instagram at @littlechurchknits.