A Certain Shade of Green Shawl by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)

A Certain Shade of Green Shawl

April 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on smaller needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
575 - 600 yards (526 - 549 m)
Approximately 64” along wingspan and 27.5” deep at center point. / My finished measurements are given after blocking. / Remember that your piece may block out more or less depending how aggressive you choose to be with it.
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This pattern is part of the Shades of Green Knitting Collection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge listed above is the pre-blocked gauge.
Gauge after blocking is 3.5 sts per inch.

Shawl is worked with the longest row first. Longest row is the entire “V” edge. Shawl decreases in toward center to for triangle shape.

Lace patterns (edge and center) are provided in written and charted form. Texture stitch is in written form only.

UPDATE: There is a discrepancy in the weight of yarn. The called for fiber is labeled “sport” weight, however, according to the yarn label at the time the shawl was designed the listed gauge was “5 sts per inch on size US 6/4mm needles” which is heavier than sport weight. Below is an excerpt from the pattern discussing yarn and yardage for the shawl.

A note on yarn
For my shawl I used two different colored skeins of Fourth of July from Briar Rose Fibers (BriarRoseFibers.net). They are both subtly variegated yarns in the same color family (greens, blues, browns). I began with the darker color (#8047) and then switched to the lighter tone (#8031). I used all but 20 grams (approximately 44 yards) of the first/ darker color. The second/lighter color had 175 grams (385 yards) leftover when I was done. What does this mean? It means that if you use 2 colors you’ll need at least 456 yards/207 grams of your first colors and 115 yards/52 grams of your second color (assuming you match my gauge exactly, see below for more info on that). If you use 1 color than you will obviously combine the yardage, which means you’d need at least 571 yards/259 grams.

A note on gauge and yarn weight
The official gauge for this yarn stated by the manufacturer is 5 sts per inch on size US 6/4mm needles. I’m working slightly looser to produce 4.5 sts per inch gauge on US 7/4.5mm needles before blocking. After blocking my gauge opens up to 3.5 sts per inch. If you choose to work with a different weight yarn remember that it will change the finished size and potentially the amount of yarn you’ll need.