Piety from Gawain's Shield


Piety involves a knight’s religious ideals, and Avalon—although often seen as a pagan place—can also represent the religious Christianity of knighthood. Indeed, a small church once stood on Glastonbury Tor, thought to be the location of Avalon. The stitch pattern on the border is fairly simple and not flashy, allowing the beauty of the merino/silk yarn to be the star of this shawl.

Round Table Yarns Avalon (50% Merino, 50% Silk, 231 yds/211 m per 100 g skein); 2 skeins; sample uses colorway Tristan
or 462 yds (422 m) of another DK weight yarn
Note: The yarn used for this pattern is a 4-ply DK weight that works to 23 sts in four inches of stockinette on a US size 6 (4.0 mm) needle.

US 6 (4.0 mm) 32″ (80 cm) or longer circular needle, or size to obtain gauge

22 sts and 39 rows over 4″ (10 cm) of garter stitch, blocked

Finished Measurements
45″ (114.3 cm) long and 7.5″ (19 cm) wide