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Plain Sight Wrap


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  • Lace|Short Rows

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Short row shawls are all the rage, but most are worked from the bottom up. This limits the flexibility that is one of my favorite aspects of standard top-down shawls; the ability to change the size and border as you know how much yarn you'll have at the end. This shawl starts with a garter stitch body shaped into a triangle with short rows (no wraps!), then moves into a mesh lace border with a fun bindoff. Make the shawl larger or smaller by changing the number of stitches in the body and/or the number of rows in the border. The name comes from the not-quite camouflage effect of the Hummingbird colorway used in the sample, which gives me the feel of hiding in plain sight in the urban jungle! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Short rows Basic lace knitting Picking up stitches GAUGE 7 stitches and 16 rows to 4in [10 cm] in garter stitch. SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Chunky COLORWAY Hummingbird

Supplies Needed

  • Approx. 200yd / 185m bulky weight yarn
  • US 15/ 10mm needles or size needed to match gauge
  • 4 stitch markers

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.