Shh! is a sport weight wrap or scarf to cozy up in as you dive into a good book at the library. Shaped like an elongated diamond, Shh! features a diamond of garter stitch at its center and sprigs of leafy lace that grow out to its tips. The wrap begins and ends with just one stitch, so there is no need to cast on or bind off stitches. With its easy garter stitch beginning, simple, intuitive lace and garter stitch accents, this is an addictive project. Other library patrons may want to ask you about your pretty knit, but please remember to speak quietly in the library — shh!
For best results when working with hand dyed yarns we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Yummy 3-Ply by Miss Babs (100% Merino Wool; 150g/335yds): 3 Skeins. Shown in Kernel
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335yds): 3 Skeins. Kettle-dyed in small batches to create subtle to highly variegated yarns.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Washable Certified Organic Merino Wool; 100g/304 yds): 3 skeins. Gentle processing with environmentally friendly procedures to prevent felting and create beautiful solid colorways.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 90.5" wingspan x 18" tall at centerline
YARDAGE: 900 yds of sport weight yarn
SKILL LEVEL: Easy to intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 32" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 4 Stitch markers, including one in a contrast color to identify the beginning of the round; at least one of the stitch markers should be large in size. 4 Removable stitch markers, Stitch holder or waste yarn, Tapestry needle & Pins for blocking
GAUGE: 18 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, blocked. 20 sts x 29 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unblocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.
Images courtesy of ShadyStroll Knits & Yarn Images by Yarn Loop