On Fanø, you will find the Evert Rebekka, which is built from the leftovers of the biggest and the most
expensive sailing ship ever built on the shipyard on Fanø, that is to say, the four-masted schooner Helga that was launched in 1920. It is unlikely that Rebekka ever sailed as far as Holland to bring tiles home to Fanø; still, the beautiful ship deserves to have a shawl name sake!
Width: 250 cm
Height: 115 cm
The shawl is large and can be knit smaller by omitting the last row of tiles. However, be aware that by
doing so, the shawl will be significantly smaller.
Super soft lambswool from Christel Seyfarth Art Knits
Colour 1 (base and border): 300 g oatmeal
Colour 2 (pattern colour): 250 g mariner
Colour 3 (border): 200 g prussian
Circular needles 3.5 mm: 40 cm, 60 cm and 120 cm
A LITTLE ABOUT THE SHAWL
Construction: The shawl is knit back and forth on a circular needle until there are stitches enough to work in the round when the shawl is knit like a funnel with the steek stitches in between. The border at the top is knit in continuation of the shawl itself. After casting off and cutting up, knit the side borders. Also knit in the round and with the steek stitches in between.
“Rebekka” – Tile Shawl
All shawls with pattern knitting are worked on cirkular needle, then cut up and sewn. Following each pattern, there is a clear description for how the model is cut, sewn and finished. When knitting with 2 colours, you "weave" the colour you are not using in every 2, 3, or 4 sts for in this way to avoid long strands on the back of the model.
This tecchnique is called Fair Isle and is used when working in the round or (on rightside rows) when working back and forth.
The shawl is knitted in lambswool on size 3.5 circular needles in 40 cm, 60 cm, 80 cm and 120 cm. The longest circular needle is especially good to have when you knit the wide piece plus the two diagonal borders that are knitted all in one and in the round. The needles are available in the webshop.