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Traveling Woman


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This new version of Traveling Woman contains instructions for 11 different sizes in 5 yarn weights: lace, fingering, sport, DK, and worsted. If you wish to do custom sizing, there is a section at the end of the pattern with information and formulas. A special section for adding eyelets to the body of the shawl is included in this pattern. Perfect for lace beginners, this easy-to-read pattern has over 7,000 projects on Ravelry. Pattern includes: Individual instructions for each yarn weight Written and charted lace instructions Row-by-row stitch counts for stockinette, Chart A, and Chart B for all sizes Custom sizing formula Invisible center spine Working the body with eyelets (shown in lace version) All sizing measurements are listed in inches. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Increase Decrease GAUGE Stitches per 1 inch: Lace US 6 (4.0mm) 6 stitches, 6.5 rows. Fingering US 6 (4.0mm) 5 stitches, 7.25 rows. Sport US 7 (4.5 mm) 4.25 stitches, 6.5 rows. DK US 8 (5.0 mm) 4 stitches, 6 rows. Worsted US 9 (5.5 mm) 4 stitches, 5 rows. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Lace: Medium- 16 deep, 57 wide; Large- 23.5 deep, 70 wide. Fingering: XSmall- 15 deep, 48 wide; Small- 17 deep, 56 wide; Medium- 18 deep, 58 wide; Large- 24 deep, 75 wide. Sport: XSmall- 14 deep, 50 wide; Small- 16 deep, 54 wide. DK: Large- 24 deep, 72 wide. Worsted: Large- 18.5 deep, 60 wide; XLarge- 20 deep, 62 wide.

Supplies Needed

  • Lace: Medium- 470 yards; Large- 500 yards. US 6 (4.0mm) needle
  • Fingering: XSmall- 310 yards; Small- 380 yards; Medium- 440 yards; Large- 600 yards. US 6 (4.0 mm) needle
  • Sport: XSmall - 250 yards; Small- 335 yards. US 7 (4.5 mm) needle

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feministy - patterns by Liz Abinante
feministy - patterns by Liz Abinante
I like to design fashionable knitwear garments and accessories for women. I also teach. I'm best known for my original shawl pattern, Traveling Woman. I try to design each pattern with multiple options so knitters can use a different yarn, gauge, or needle to create the project of their dreams.