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.
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