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Budding Apple


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A flirty triangle scarf or shawlette in three sizes (mini/petite/tall), worked from hem to neck, with a deep openwork border of branch and bud motifs. The easy-to-work stitch patterns and wrong-side rest rows make this piece a great first shawl project, or a fun, relaxing weekend traveler for experienced knitters. Its ornate appearance belies the simplicity of its construction; this piece knits up quickly to make a beautiful accessory or last-minute gift. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increase/decrease GAUGE 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked; fabric will be relaxed) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18(22, 28) inches long at center back and 42(54, 68) inches across top edge (stretched and blocked) SUGGESTED YARN 600 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN The Natural Dye Studio Precious 4-ply COLORWAY Heather

Supplies Needed

  • 300(450, 600) yards of any soft, drapey fingering yarn with approximately 200 yards per 2 ounces.
  • Needles: for hem: size 4US (3. 5 mm) 24-inch circular needle (or one size larger than body needle) for body: size 3US (3.25 mm) 24-inch circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge) DPNs same size as body needle to graft final join (optional)

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