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Grace Akhrem is an expert knitter and pattern writer who has successfully published patterns through yarn companies such as Tilli Thomas, Pagewood Farms and Blue Sky Alpacas. Her patterns have also ...

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Silver Lining

from Grace Akhrem
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Silver Lining
Silver Lining
Silver Lining
Silver Lining
Silver Lining

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Sl1
  • K2tog
  • Psso
  • Yo
  • W&T and pick-up
  • Pick up sts
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • M1
  • Mattress stitch

Pattern Description:

This combination of pattern and yarn grows lengthwise (stitch gauge) and shrinks widthwise (row gauge) with blocking and wear. For most accurate results, knit a large swatch, block, then hang it up sideways, so the rows are on the verti- cal, with weight on the bottom edge (try pinning it to the wall with binder clips for weights) and mea- sure the gauge with the fabric hanging.


20 sts and 36 rows = 4" in Starry Sky stitch, hung gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
  • Bust: 28.5 (32, 35.5, 39, 42.5, 46, 51.5, 55, 58.5)"


  • 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) hanks Shibui Linen (100% linen; 246 yards per 50g), shown in 2003 Ash.

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 4 U.S. (3.5mm) 32" circular needle
  • Yarn needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shibui Linen