Emma's Shawl is a simple looking shawl utilising repeated rows of rib and lace stitches. The knitting is done on the bottom border first, from the right hand side to the left. Then stitches are picked up along the selvedge edge of the border, and using short rows a very quick and shallow crescent is given to the finished item.
When following the main written pattern you should have plenty of yarn in a 100g/400m skein of fingering weight yarn. Gauge is not overly important in this, but you want a fairly solid density of stitches along the rib sections so they stand out. If you want to make the shawl smaller or larger there are instructions at the back to help you adjust the short row shaping pattern, but please bear in mind you will need less or more yarn to do this.
Gauge is not overly important. When working to the set pattern and 400metres of fingering weight yarn you should not run short.
400 meters of Fingering weight
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My Mum taught me to knit when I was a little girl, and I took it up again during Sixth Form. Through this, finding Ravelry, and my love of yarn because of Ravelry, I’ve also caught the dyeing bug ...
My Mum taught me to knit when I was a little girl, and I took it up again during Sixth Form. Through this, finding Ravelry, and my love of yarn because of Ravelry, I’ve also caught the dyeing bug this year (2012) and I’ve been concentrating on gradient yarns. In total excitement (and maybe over enthusiasm) I’ve opened my own Etsy shop: Gradiance Yarns. A selection of the DK colours can also be found in The Sheep Shop in Cambridge, which is run the lovely Sarah. I have also started designing my own patterns.View all patterns by designer (3) »