The Touch Me Shawl was one of my first patterns, written originally for Juniper Moon Farm Herriot. Unfortunately it became very difficult to get Herriot when the UK Distributor closed early last year but I have finally found a replacement yarn! Our new DK base which is 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere is a perfect replacement for the super soft Herriot.
I have finally added yarn packs to the site for this glorious shawl. You can find them here.
Yarn, Needles & Notions
Yarn: Banshee Yarns Alpaca DK (100g skein, 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere), 3 skeins. Shown in Dark Nightmare.
Needles: 5.50mm needles for working flat.
Notions: Scissors, Darning Needle for ends.
Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern but with 5.5mm needles, is approx. 16 stitches to 10cm in garter stitch.
Finished Size: Wingspan: 195cm, Centre spine depth: 55cm.
k – Knit
p – Purl
K2tog - Knit next 2 stitches together
YO - Yarn Over.
Sl1p - Slip stitch purl wise. This is to create a neat edge on both sides of the scarf.
Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Cast Off: A loose cast off - check out Ysolda's tutorial if you're not sure.
Cast on 5 stitches using a knit method.
R1 (RS): Sl1p, k1, YO, knit to end
R2(WS): Sl1p, knit to last 2 stitches, YO, K2
R3: Sl1p, k1, YO, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
R4: (As R2) Sl1p, knit to last 2 stitches, YO, K2
R5:(As R3): Sl1p, k1, YO, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
R6: (As R2): Sl1p, knit to last 2 stitches, YO, K2
4 stitches increased
Repeat Rows 1 to 6 44 more times for a total of 45 repeats. 185 stitches.
At least 6g of yarn will be required to cast off, therefore if you feel you may run out, finish a single repeat early at 181 stitches.
Cast off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Cast Off.
Finishing & Care
Sew in ends using the yarn needle, block (optional), wear, look fab! Perhaps post a pic on Instagram, tagging us @bansheeyarns & using hashtag #bansheeyarns
Follow instructions on the skein, cool hand wash only.
You can download a PDF of this pattern in our Simply the Simplest Shawls book which is free when you sign-up to our mailing list here.