Boneyard scarf/shawl

Just blocked is Stephen West's Boneyard Shawl knitted in 4ply(fingering weight) wool from Nundle Woollen Mills in Ironstone, a brown/grey colour. I think it is named after the Ironstone trees we have in Australia. The needles were 4mm circulars and the blocked size is 52cm x 128cm.

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Bill's picture

Very handsome!
I have the pattern and am considering the yarns...I might do it in two different colourways striped...

Kerry's picture

Thanks Bill. I've seen two different colours, or a plain and a variegated, and they look good.

albert's picture

Beautifully knit, Kerry. I love the symmetry of the piece. Thanks for the yarn tip- do you have any more to comment about this yarn?

Kerry's picture

Thanks Albert. This is my first use with Nundle although I have had the wool for a couple of years, it is Retro 4ply 350m/100g so equivalent to your fingering weight I would say. There are 14 somewhat "old-fashioned" colours hence the name Retro I suppose. They also do an 8ply (DK) and a mohair, both in a different colour range. I only paid A$4.50 for a 50g ball of Retro and would certainly use them again.

ronhuber's picture

Kerry, that is lovely scarf. I know you will have to wait a while to use it. Is it hot where you are?

Kerry's picture

Thanks Ron. Jan and early Feb were awful with daytime temps up to 40C occasionally and 20-22C at night. We are still sleeping with just a sheet on , some nights not even that.

michaelpthompson's picture

Pretty cool, nice shape and ribbing.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

Kerry's picture

Thanks Michael.

TomH's picture

It's a great pattern. I started it but used to heavy of a yarn and not large enough needles. So it didn't give me the nice drape I had wanted. Yours looks great. Maybe I'll start it again with larger needles (or lighter weight yarn.)

Kerry's picture

The fingering weight does give a lovely drape, but perhaps in your part of the world you may need a heavier yarn.

PieintheSky88's picture

Gorgeous! Very in-style right now. I love the color, too =)

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Kerry's picture

Thanks Joe, it was such an easy knit.

PaulJMC's picture

Really Beautiful Kerry. the colour is great and it sits perectly!

I love how you have tracked down these great Mills too. First you tipped me off to Bendigo and now this one!

Thanks Kerry


In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

Kerry's picture

Thanks Paul, and both Bendigo and Nundle will send you a free colour chart if you send them an email.

albert's picture

Love Bendigo!

Me too.

scottly's picture

I LOVE that and I'm going hunting for the pattern immediately. You look fabulous in it by the way.

Kerry's picture

Thanks Scott. I got the free design from Ravelry.

MMario's picture

This is classic design at it's best; (in my opinion)

Very simple elements, but the arrangement and spacing make for a striking piece.

I am green.

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Kerry's picture

Mario, you're designs stack up amongst the best.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Kerry. It would be perfect for a cooler autumnal evening. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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TheKnittingMill's picture

Kerry, I love your version of the shawl! You look quite smart with it on! I don't think mine turned out nearly as successful ( I tried inserting random stripes in between the garter ridges and I think it took away from the design. Like Mario said it's such a great example of good, classical design. I'm going to have to check out that yarn. I do like the drape of the one I did. I used Rowan Felted Tweed with a size US 5 circular and it drapes quite well after blocking. Kudos!


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DavidAtlGA's picture

Kerry, it is a fantastic piece and I have added it to my ever growing queue.

Kerry's picture

Thanks guys for all your wonderful support. I wish I lived not so far away to get to know you personally.