When the idea of making this shawl was born, I talked to Miss Babs about working with some yarn that had a generous cashmere content (like the one we used for the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl), but a little bit less luxurious, since the yardage requirements for a shawl were higher.
She came up with Caroline, an incredible blend of Merino, Cashmere and Nylon that you simple have to try. It’s just heavenly!
90½ inches (230 cm) from side to side and 19 inches (48 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point (after blocking).
Yarn: 3 skeins of Caroline by Miss Babs (70% merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon; 400 yards 363m/100g) in 3 different colors. Approx. 350 yards in color A, 320 yards in color B and 250 yards in color C. The sample was made using colorways Oyster (color A, pale gray); Oxidized Silver (color B, dark gray) and Ghoulish (color C, lime green).
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.
18 st and 30 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette st on US 6 (4 mm) needles after blocking.
This shawl is worked from the centre top down. Stitches are increased at each side on every row to give it its characteristic crescent shape that will make the ends curl on their own.