Talisman Shawl

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Magical, safe, and full of good fortune, Talisman is a carefree crescent shawl, inscribed with a simple star stitch.

Traditional lore advises that a talisman should always be made by the hands of the one who intends to use it. By my reckoning that makes this shawl perfect for some selfish knitting. These cherished objects were often made to protect pilgrims on their journey, and it just so happens that Talisman makes wonderful travel knitting.

The pattern has been designed to showcase beautiful hand dyed yarn: subtly tonal, boldly variegated or a tranquil gradient, and it includes three versatile sizes. The small is a one skein project, ideal for crafting a special yarn into something charmed. The large size is just right for two skeins of fingering yarn or a beautiful laceweight.


Size
Small, Medium, Large.
Yarn
Small
The Wool Kitchen Urban Hints Collection [50% Merino, 50% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein]. 1 x 100g skein.
Colour: Worn Denim. Happy Hour.
Or approximately 100g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling 400m/437yds.
Medium
Northbound Knitting BFL Silk Fingering [55% Superwash BFL, 45% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein]. 1.5 x 100g skein.
Colour: Verdigris.
Or approximately 150g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling 600m/656yds.
Large
Northbound Knitting BFL Silk Fingering [55% Superwash BFL, 45% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein]. 2 x 100g skeins.
Colour: Beaches.
Or approximately 200g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling 800m/874yds.
Or approximately 100g of lace weight yarn totalling 800m/874yds.
Needles
Fingering/sock weight yarn
3.75mm (US 5), circular needles (any length).
4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40") long circular needles.
Lace weight yarn
3.5mm (US 4), circular needles (any length).
3.75mm (US 5), 80/100cm (32/40") long circular needles.
Or Size to obtain gauge.
Notions
Tapestry needle.
Gauge
22 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4") in stockinette stitch after blocking.

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