Thursday, March 25, 2021


Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks) has a fabulous new pattern.

Photos © Caitlin Hunter

Inspired by the spindly evergreen trees and mossy paths around my home in the Pacific Northwest, Wellerman is a super cozy shawl perfect for wrapping yourself up in when the weather turns chilly. 

This elongated triangle shaped shawl is knit from the bottom up, which I love because the rows get shorter as you go! Wellerman is shown here in 2 sizes, large and medium, which are achieved simply by using different yarn weights and needle sizes. The large size is massive for maximum coziness, and the medium is a more modest size that is great for daily layering.

I was inspired by the sea shanty, Wellerman, that went viral on TikTok this past winter. It made me think of irish fisherman sweaters, and capturing that look in a shawl!

You can purchase the pattern for Wellerman on Caitlin’s website or on Ravelry.

Lynn has been running through the store picking yarns for the shawl. The larger version (shown in off white) is knit in worsted weight.
Here is her basket that includes
  • Kathmandu Aran in Peridot and Beige
  • Woolstock in 1303 Highland Fleece
  • Madelinetosh Vintage in Sugar Coat
  • Harrisville Highland in Foliage and White
  • Cascade 220 Heathers in 8011
The dark grey version is smaller and is knit in sport weight. We were thinking Patagonia Organic Merino, Arranmore Light or Rowan Felted Tweed. Caitlin suggests a 3.5mm needle for the sport weight version. In my opinion that might be too small of a needle. Please swatch. 

There is green appearing in the garden. 

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