A design for all knitters, this minimal design is knit on the bias, with a simple intuitive border on the lower edge. Chart and written instructions provided. Make the shawl any size you wish or even use a gradient. Suitable for lace weight to bulky weight yarns.
"It’s August and I feel like buying school supplies. I’m not sure why this is such a gratifying task. There’s something about freshly sharpened No.2 pencils, and the linen paper we used for presentations before the digital age. Perhaps it is because I grew up in a family of teachers, and gearing up for the beginning of school was a comprehensive endeavor. It kind of feels like a ‘fresh start’ after finishing the previous term and having the summer to re-group. This collection, ‘Pencil & Paper’, was inspired by the nostalgia of preparing for a new school year." -Melanie Rice
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Merino Superwash Sock Twist by Cloudborn Fibers (80% Merino Wool / 20% Nylon; 467yds): 1 Skein. Shown in colorway Gray Heather.
ALTERNATE YARN: Fine by Spud & Chloë (80% Superwash Wool / 20% Silk; 65g/248yds): 2 Skeins. This yarn has a beautiful sheen produced from silk and has the easy care of superwash wool. Silky, soft, and beautifully plied. Fine has been discontinued so our stock is limited to what we have in the store.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 1 Skein. Available in the gorgeous Malabrigo kettle-dyed colors that range from subtle to highly variegated colors.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/394yds): 1 Skein. Available in solid colors with eco-friendly processing for the environmentally minded consumer. Dyed & milled in the Northeastern USA.
ALTERNATE YARN: Zauberball Cotton by Schoppel Wolle (100% Organic Cotton; 100g/462yds): 1 Skein. Zauberball Cotton is made in the famous Schoppel Wolle long gradients. Pure organic cotton for temperate climates.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Wingspan- 65", Height- 16.5" after blocking
YARDAGE: 357 yds in Lt Fingering Weight, up to 1000 yds in thicker weights
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
NEEDLES: Size US 3 / 3.25mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 22 sts = 4" in garter stitch, after blocking
Shawl images courtesy of Melanie Rice. Yarn photos by Yarn Loop