Kicking off the top 5 of my Top 10 Pattern Countdown, is Demelza – a super versatile pattern that was originally published in Knit Now Magazine in 2017 and was reworked as part of Countess Ablaze’s #titsoutcollective in the summer of 2018. This pattern is perfect for connecting with your inner Demelza Poldark, and striding along a wind-swept Cornish clifftop!
So, I said Demelza was a versatile shawl … there are three different sizes to knit, in two different yarn weights and with two different colour options. The two colour version pictured is the size large 4ply/fingering-weight shawl, which uses 2 x 100g of yarn from Old Maiden Aunt.
There’s also a small-sized 4ply/fingering-weight version too, which is great for those single skeins lurking in your stash, especially solid and slightly variegated colourways.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a double-knit version too. It measures up in-between the two 4ply/fingering-weight shawls, and uses 250g of double-knit yarn (something around 120m per 50g).
There’s also the possibility of making the shawl bigger if you have more yarn by extending the cabled section and the garter stitch edging. Phew! That’s a lot of options!
Demelza a a traditional top down triangular shawl so I’ve got some top tips lined up for you about the garter-tab cast on, as I know it can be fiddly for some people. You can find that by clicking here.
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