Bridgewater begins as a simple garter stitch square, worked on the bias with increases and decreases to add a touch of asymmetrical interest to the finished piece. The central square is framed with horseshoe lace, a pattern that originated in the Shetland Islands in the 19th century, worked circularly from stitches picked up around the perimeter. The shawl is completed with a traditional knitted-on edging reminiscent of water droplets, worked perpendicularly and joined to the live stitches as you go. This elegantly simple accessory makes a beautiful heirloom baby gift or a timeless addition to any wardrobe.
1500 yards of laceweight wool yarn
4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Hammock
21 stitches & 42 rows (21 ridges) = 4″ in garter stitch after blocking
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
42.5” x 42.5” square, after blocking
Measurements take from relaxed fabric after blocking.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Provisional Cast On (Crocheted directly onto knitting needle)
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
42½” x 42½” (108 cm x 108 cm) square after blocking