Platinum Jubilee Shawl – Project Kit
In collaboration with the Cornish brand, NeliHandmade, Lizzie has created this simple and stunning knitted lace shawl to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The subtle blush colour of the scarf commanded an elegant design, with a delicate border. The pattern has been developed using the Branching Lace Stitch, which is a good introduction to lace knitting. The shawl can be worn in a number of different ways for a chic and dignified look.
The kit includes five balls of Lyonesse 4-ply in your chosen colour, along with the pattern presented beautifully in a recyclable box. The sample has been knitted in the shade Tourmaline.
We chose Lyonesse as it is a fitting summer yarn for this delicate shawl, made from a special 50/50 blend of natural linen and soft white Falkland Island Corriedale/Merino wool is worsted spun for a soft, smooth finish. The wool adds presence and memory to the yarn, while the linen contributes crispness and strength. The combination creates a light yarn with good stitch definition, which will retain its block wonderfully.
Named after the mythical sunken land of Lyonesse, lost under the waves millennia ago off the far west of Cornwall – or perhaps just remaining as a ghostly presence on the Isles of Scilly?
Lyonesse is available in both Double Knitting and 4-ply in a range of breezy summer dyed shades plus two naturals, all named for precious stones. It is ideal for summer cardigans, tunics, cowls and shawls.
Lyonesse – Pure Wool with Linen by Blacker Yarns (50% Falkland Island Corriedale/Merino Wool and 50% Linen) 5 x 4-ply c.50g (c.175m – c.190yds) balls in Tourmaline
1 pair of 3mm (UK 11 – USA 3)
8 Stitch Markers, Scissors, Wool Needle (for finishing)
26 Sts and 34 Rows 10cm/4in Square (It is really important to do the tension square before starting your shawl for a favourable result.)
(Use St-st & 3mm Needles to do this).
Adjust where necessary: If your result comes to less sts/rows per 10cm/4in use a size smaller OR if your result comes to more sts/rows per 10cm/4in use a larger size needle, this will easily adjust your tension accordingly.