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Knit from side to side, this shawl is worked in garter stitch with stockinette stitch wedges. How to do short rows used for shaping can be learned during this project. You will be repeating sections of garter stitch and stockinette stitch with short rows. The instructions are given row by row, but the repetitive pattern will become intuitive.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, a stitch glossary and schematic.
I originally wrote the pattern for worsted weight yarn but I have added on the last page additional instructions for a fingering weight version.
The story behind the design.
My son was on a snowboard trip in NY state. There happened to be a yarn shop across the street from where he was staying, Adirondack Yarns. He decided he must go into this yarn shop and buy some souvenir yarn for his mother. He asked the yarn shop owner for something very special that his mom might not be able to find in just any shop and they decided on Madelinetosh, Tosh Vintage. He picked out the color way Cove which was absolutely the perfect color for me, a subtle combination of grayed blues and greens. I knew I had to design something special that would make the most of the amount of yarn and show off the yarn. I think I have succeeded in my goals.
16sts = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch. This is knit at a looser gauge than recommended on the label.
24sts = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch for the fingering weight version,
400 yards of Worsted weight
My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated finishing. The majority of my patterns are accessories so sizing is often not critical. My love of texture and color shows up in my ability to mix yarns and to match yarns to particular styles.