Touch Me Shawl

Touch Me Shawl

Published by Michelle on 22nd Sep 2016

I often find myself reaching out to touch handmade garments, even when they are on people.  Sometimes I even have to slap my own hand away as I reach out to touch other people’s knit wear!  That’s part of the joy of wool and other yarns, they are so touchable.  So this shawl is dedicated to everyone who can’t help themselves!  If you happen to see me in mine, feel free to touch it but be told, to touch Herriot is to want it all for yourself : )

Yarn, Needles & Notions

Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Herriot (100g skein, 100% Baby Alpaca), 3 skeins.  Shown in 1016, Green Heather. 

Needles: 5.50mm needles for working flat.  

Notions: Scissors, Darning Needle for ends

Touch Me Shawl

Gauge & Finished Size

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: 50cm. Do not submerge to block – only very gentle, slightly damp blocking if any.

Shawl Schematic

A little schematic!


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.

Shawl View

There are lots of ways to wear this, as a wrap, shawl or scarf!

Finishing & Care

Sew in ends using the yarn needle, block (optional), wear, look fab!  Perhaps post a pic on Instagram, tagging us @loveliestyarnco & using hashtags #tlyclovelies & #loveliestyarnco, & share on Ravelry!

Follow instructions on ball – my experience of this shawl is that it shouldn’t be submerged fully in water but rather spot cleaned and aired.

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