A Certain Darkness... by Sylvia McFadden

A Certain Darkness...

March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette worked flat and blocked.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
766 - 798 yards (700 - 730 m)
Easily modifiable. Sample shown is 75” (190cm) long, measured at the wingspan and is 30” (76cm) deep, measured at the deepest part of the triangle.
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“A certain darkness is needed to see the stars” ~ Osho

Most of my patterns seem to reflect on light and dark, or as a sort of therapy. This one is no different. A Certain Darkness… is a shawl to knit and wear when you need a bit of help to see the stars.

A Certain Darknes… The Sister shawl to the Sunlight Shawl for Sad people

Same style, different type of triangle.

The idea for this shawl came to me when I was wanting to play around with triangle shawls that are worked sideways and on the bias. I wanted a plain, simple knit and decided to use the same premise for the Sunlight Shawl for Sad People! Mostly stockinette with some lovely textural garter ridges, and the added detail of a nice picot cast-off.

I hope you enjoy knitting it!

I want to thank Frida Fuchs Yarns for providing these two amazing skeins of yarn to me from their Spring 2016 colours collection! You can buy some of the same yarn here and I highly recommend it! It’s gorgeous to work with!

I want to thank the lovely Nicola from Tiny Island Textiles for tech editing and modelling this shawl! And my lovely crew of test knitters for testing for me!

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As with all my for-pay patterns, if you find yourself low on funds, please send me a message and I will gift the pattern along to you!