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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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Verdure

from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Verdure
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Work two stitch patterns at the same time

Pattern Description:

April's lush new growth fills the woodland floors in a riot of bright young greens and fast growing leafy plants reaching for the light before the canopy fills in entirely. This shawl, composed of different leaf shapes and Faroese construction, is inspired by the verdant hues and herbage of spring. Both sizes result in a true shawl rather than a shawlette, good for wrapping around a short sleeved top or light dress on a cool evening. Both samples were knit in spring greens, but it would be easy to change the season by changing the colors. Greys or whites for frosty winter, oranges, reds, or golds for autumn, deep greens for summer.

Gauge:

Small: 26 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles
Large: 19 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 8 needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 60 inches wide, 24 inches long
  • Large: 85 inches wide, 34 inches long

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Malabrigo Sock for size Small [100% Superwash Merino; 440 yds per 100g skein] - shown in Lettuce
  • 4 skeins Malabrigo Silky Merino for size Large [51% Silk, 49% Merino; 150 yds per 50g skein] - shown in Manzanilla Olive
  • U.S. size 6 (4 mm) 24" or longer circular needle for size Small
  • U.S. size 8 (5 mm) 24" or longer circular needle for size Large

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle