The pattern uses garter stitch throughout and as long as you can yarn over and knit through the back loops a great pattern for beginners.
As this is a Vintage pattern I was worried about the yarn I would need to use but after asking the knitting experts in a yarn shop I went with the yarn to suit the needle size.
Needle size worked out to be 6mm
Yarn suitable for size of needle was Aran
I wanted the shawl to be a little wider than in the pattern so used 7.5mm needles so I could still use the recommended amount of stitches.
This is the result
|Shawl shown lengthwise|
The bands are 20 rows garter stitch and 12 rows lace pattern
I like tassels on my shawls and went with 9 on each end.
I bought myself a shawl pin that I thought would look nice with this shawl.
This is the brand of yarn I used and is really nice to work with.
The colour is a sort of Oatmeal nice and light and will go with anything.
The yarn is a blend of 75% Acrylic and 25% New wool and is soft and works up well.
The length in the pattern states 72 inches, my shawl is 66inches and is long enough for me. I used up all the yarn and had just enough for the tassels. I could not go out and buy more yarn as this was given to me and was put away until I could find a pattern I thought would look nice using it.
Now I will try the next Vintage pattern I want to make
This one will be a deep red in DK yarn again I have 400g to work with so will see how it knits up and how long I can get it with this amount of yarn. As it is a more complex but still fairly easy pattern if that is not a contradiction, I will be knitting some square's as well to give myself a break every so often.