Nash Island Knit Shawl
Nash Island Knit Shawl by Lisa Jacobs, from Interweave Knits Spring 2016
On Nash Island of coastal Maine, a century-old flock of sheep roams freely to graze on seaweed, with fleeces that smell of sea air. In the fall, shearers from the family-owned Starcroft Fiber Mills come for the fleece, and in the spring, they return for lambing. Otherwise, the flock is left on its own to bathe in the coastal mists. The Nash Island Knit Shawl features Nash Island wool blended with cloud-like angora. The fir trees along the border of the shawl reflect the landscape of coastal Maine.
Finished Size 84″ wide and 42″ tall.
Yarn Starcroft Fiber Mills Nash Island Fog (95% Nash Island lambswool, 5% angora; 210 yd [192 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): seaweed, 6 skeins.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 36″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in body patt.