Tower Mill Shawl

Tower Mill Shawl

The Tower Mill Shawl is a versatile shawl or wide scarf, beginning with an innovative garter stitch border cast on and shaped with short rows for a subtle curve. Tower Mill also incorporates a fun lace and cable pattern reminicient of windmill sails which flows into the clean ribbed edge.
Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.

58” / 147cm along top edge, 11.5” / 29cm deep at center

Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino; 225 yds / 206m per 4oz / 113 g skein) Colour: Norway Spruce, 3 skeins or 675 yards / 618m of DK or worsted weight yarn
US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles 40” / 100cm or longer tapestry needle cable needle stitch markers (optional)

20 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Tower Mill Shawl

Wrap begins at the top edge. The Garter Stitch border is worked at the same time as stitches are cast on for the full width of the shawl, resulting in a border which is perpendicular to the main body of the shawl. The stockinette portion of the shawl is shaped with short rows for a slightly curved wrap. Both charted and row-by-row directions are given for the Lacy Windmill Stitch.
Note that for the chart, odd numbered (RS) rows are read from right to left, and even numbered (WS) rows are read from left to right. All rows are charted.

Skills Needed: cast on, knit, purl, lace, cables.

Pattern is a 4 page PDF file with full colour photos, written and charted directions for the Lacy Windmill stitch, and abbreviations list.

Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no accounts required).

$5.00 CAD

Tower Mill Shawl



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9 responses to “Tower Mill Shawl”

  1. Jan Avatar

    Ok, I want this ! BAD

    I have just the right yarn in my stash….now, I must find it, and cross my fingers that I have enough. It’s beautiful, Laura

  2. thea Avatar

    That lace is beautiful!!

  3. Breean Elyse Avatar

    Wow, that’s gorgeous! Love the colorway too :)

  4. Molly Avatar

    SERIOUS KNITTING DESIRE oh my goodness… Why do I have to be writing papers instead of knitting this? Beautiful.

  5. Liza Avatar

    Oh, what a sweet little design. I love the color too.

  6. Seanna Lea Avatar

    Terrific! I want this – unfortunately, I have to wait until after the holidays!

  7. Bellinda Avatar

    When I start the ‘directions’ ; cable cast on 5 sts, the first 2 rows are oke ; but row 3, 4 & 5, 6,7 etc… I don’t now how it works Row 1 is sl 1 pwise wyib K3 (do I addition every row), kfb (next rows ; do I only knit 1 sts kfb or more??), slip last st to LEFT (it is right???) ;
    I have to cast on 369 sts ; but don’t know how it works for this project. Can someone help me, please? Thanks in advance!!

  8. Diana Biordi Avatar
    Diana Biordi

    in one of your patterns “Just Enough Ruffles”, you note in directions “wrap and turn”. I have never seen that direction before… what does one do? thanks for your advice. Diana

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