I was stunned (and really pleased) that people liked the original Touch Me shawl pattern so much. It is by far and away our best selling kit. Of course that is more to do with the yarn than the pattern, with the Herriot being pretty much irresistible once you touch it. However, it's not quite an all seasons yarn and I had been thinking about a lighter weight version for a while. Then, when the Baa Ram Ewe Titus arrived, it was just about through the door before a Touch Me Titus was added to the list of Must Knits. The pattern below is a minor modification to the original Touch Me pattern.
Titus gives the Touch Me Shawl a different feel as it's a woolier yarn, but it's still a lovely cosy piece. As Titus is a 4 ply yarn it is much more lightweight and therefore has potential to be worn more formally than the original Touch Me shawl. As I write this, I'm wearing the one shown in the pictures below. I'm not taking it off until the weather gets above at least 20 degrees!
Yarn, Needles & Notions
Yarn: Baa Ram Ewe Titus (100g skein), 2 skeins. Shown in Goathland.
Needles: 4.00 mm needles for working flat.
Notions: Scissors, Darning Needle for ends
Gauge & Finished Size
Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern but with 4.0mm needles, is approx. 20 stitches to 10cm in garter stitch.
Finished Size: Wingspan: 212cm, Centre spine depth: 50cm (wet blocked).
A little schematic!
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 56 more times for a total of 57 repeats. 233 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 229 stitches.
Cast off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Cast Off.
Like the original, there are lots of ways to wear this too!
Finishing & Care
Sew in ends using the yarn needle, block, wear, look fab! Perhaps post a pic on Instagram, tagging us @loveliestyarnco & using hashtags #tlyclovelies & #loveliestyarnco, & share on Ravelry!
Follow instructions on ball.
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You can download it from the Ravelry page.
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