Ambah O'Brien's striped heart-shaped shawl
Wirra has an eye-catching knitted looped edge. The garter
stitch body adds texture to the simple stripes and is easily worked by a
beginner or as an effortless project for the more experienced. Choose
two semi-solid/solid colors, or for a truly striking effect, work this
shawl with a solid/semi-solid main color and a gradient dyed yarn as
the contrast color.
The term “wirra” is an Australian Aboriginal word
meaning Rock Wallaby, one of my favorite animals.
This is suitable for an advanced beginner level.
Yarn: 4ply/fingering weight yarn
Main Color (MC) 420 yards/384m
Contrast Color (CC) 400 yards/ 366m
Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino
Light (100% merino, 420 yards/384m); colourways: MC-Carmine;
CC-Gossamer; 1 skein each
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm), long circulars to
accommodate approx. 450 sts
Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends, 2 stitch
Width: 63”/160cm x Depth at center: 19.5”/50cm x
Side edge, end to centre point: 45”/144.5cm