I have always been a fan of half-timbered houses. The mixture of visible wooden beams and brick/stucco on the facade of these structures will forever feel like home - a part of Bavaria, Germany, called Franconia - to me. Some plain, some intricate, all enduring, and a testament of craftsmanship. There’s nothing quite like building something with your own two hands, is there?
My half timbered series of knitting patterns is a tribute to this style of architecture and offers the essence of it in knitting patterns - both plain and intricate, and a chance to practice your craft and end up with a knitted item that you will be able to enjoy for a long time.
The Half Timbered Shawl is a winged triangular shawl knit with fingering weight yarn in one piece, from the top down.
One size, app. 66” (168 cm) wingspan and app. 23” (58 cm) at centre spine after blocking.
Yarn and Yardage
Ancient Arts Yarns Socknado [100 g (3.5 oz) / 385 yds (350 m); 80% superwash fine merino, 20% nylon; fingering weight] in Secret Agent (MC) and Roaring Twenties (CC); 2 skeins of Secret Agent and a partial skein of Roaring Twenties used, 240g, 924 yds (845 m) used for sample. I used every last bit of two full skeins and one partial skein left over from knitting the Half Timbered Cowl, for the sample.
Needles and Notions
US6 / 4 mm circular needles, 40” (100cm) length recommended, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers (4) to mark edge stitches and centre spine stitch.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
24 sts and 36 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm measured on shawl body in pattern of chart 4. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect the final measurements.
This pattern has been tech edited.
You'll get one downloadable pdf file knitting pattern.