After Hours Shawl by Wendy Gaal

After Hours Shawl

August 2010
Light Fingering ?
12 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
360 - 375 yards (329 - 343 m)
Wingspan approx 66"; depth approx 28"
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The parties are heating up, but the air is cooling down. It must be After Hours. A quick knit, this shawl uses 370 yards of fingering weight yarn on size 11s, and yields a beautiful garment with a sparkling beaded-border to wear yourself or give as a gift!

Measurements: Wingspan is approximately 66”, depth is approximately 28”. Instructions are provided as line-by-line text, as well as charts.

Yarn Requirements: Approximately 370 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Gauge: 20 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

Needles: Recommended size US 11

Accessories: 216 Size 04/0 or 06/0 beads (optional) and a small crochet hook or piece of wire to use to attach them.

6/20/16 NOTE: I’ve uploaded a supplement to the original pattern that provides four more charts you can use to make this shawl even larger if you have the yarn :-)

Kit Includes:

  1. One skein of Sock-aholic Serene yarn in your choice of many colors
  2. Plenty of Silver-lined crystal 04/0 Czechoslovakian Rocaille beads.
  3. A “timely” commemorative stitch marker for this project to help you know when it’s “After Hours”
  4. and… The pattern!

Sock-aholic® Serene is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 4-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 50% FS Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino, and 20% Tencel. Each skein contains 470 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is fabulous for warm yet lightweight garments, and its softness makes it a pleasure to handle and wear.

Washing Instructions: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.