Pattern details for the Meltwater shawl
The Meltwater shawl has narrow garter stitch borders, followed by a deep panel in the trellis lace stitch pattern. This merges into the solid diamond stitch pattern, before merging back into the final trellis lace stitch panel. A crochet cast-on is used so that the cast-on and cast-off edges look the same.
1200 m | 1300 yds in a heavy lace-weight.
Some silk content will help the wrap drape.
Needles & accessories
Always use a needle/hook size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle/hook sizes are:
4.00 mm|UK 8|US 6 (or size to obtain gauge) straight or circular knitting needles.
4.00 mm|UK 8|US G-6 crochet hook.
The Meltwater shawl is shown knitted using Debonnaire Yarns, Monarch in Peacock (heavy lace; 80% extra-fine Merino; 20% silk; 600 m | 656 yds per 100 g skein); 2 x 100 g skein.
Gauge | Tension
Measure stitch and row tension after washing and blocking.
28 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm|4 inches over trellis lace stitch pattern.
30 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm|4 inches over diamond stitch pattern.
Note: the shawl will be slightly narrower over the diamond stitch pattern section.
Finished width: 39 cm|15¼ in.
Finished length: 160 cm|63 in.
The A4 pattern has 4 pages including:
- Pattern information.
- Written stitch guide for the crochet cast-on method.
- Written and charted instructions for the stitch patterns.
- Clear instructions for knitting the shawl.
Sample knitter: Amanda Golland.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.
The Knitter, October 2016 (Issue 103).
Being Knitterly, November 2018 (printed pattern).
Being Kniterly, August 2020 (printed pattern and digital download).