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This shawl has been described by knitters as "texture love." It's elegantly simple and uses just knits and purls to have a big impact. This pattern is for a square shawl with an open neck that can be worked in any DK or worsted yarn and knit to any desired size. It's a very adaptable, personalize-able pattern, so it's hard to say exactly how much yarn you will want to use. Two skeins of tosh dk is more than enough for a shawl with a 15" center spine down the back. Other weights of yarn and gauges may require different yardage. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl slip stitches from left needle to right GAUGE 20 sts = 4"/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch; exact gauge is not crucial SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS adjustable size shawlette has a 13" to 15" back center spine

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: about 400 yards DK weight; also works in worstsed
  • long circular knitting needles, size US 7/4.5mm or other as desired
  • 3 locking stitch markers or safety pins

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Larissa is a lifelong knitter who learned with aluminum needles and Red Heart yarn on her nanny's chenille couch in suburban New Jersey. She writes about it in her book My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits by Top Designers. The book includes engaging family tales from 17 of today's foremost knitting designers, and 22 designs inspired by family. As an independent designer, Larissa sells more than 25 patterns for accessories, most of which encourage the knitter to riff on the pattern and create their own work of art.