always Amsterdam by Isabell Kraemer
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always Amsterdam

Knitting
April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Garter/Lace pattern after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
600 - 660 yards (549 - 604 m)
one size (adjustable); approx. 70 in. long from tip to edge, 27.5 in. deep
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…designed for the Stitch ‘n Bitch weekend in Amsterdam♥

we will have a big, big all-around-the-world cast-on party in the group (here is the KAL thread for this party in the group) and in Amsterdam…

(I will be in Amsterdam from april 22nd to april 24th for a knitting retreat with all my lovely Paris ladies (ladies! I can hardly wait to meet you!) same as for the Paris shawl the goal was to design something we could knit within this weekend while giggling, babbling and having a glas of wine (or even two….hahaha)) and to keep a ‘theme’ for our weekend shawls…here we are:

Always Amsterdam…is worked flat from the upper left tip towards the right edge. Its asymmetrical triangle shape is achieved by working simple increases at the end of each RS row.

This shawl is easy to adjust to your liking (or the yarn amount you have on hand)….after finishing Lace pattern set-up and Garter stripe 1, add more or less rows to the Lace pattern stripes (make sure to work multiple repeats of rows 1 to 4 plus rows 1 + 2), or to the Garter/Lace pattern stripes (make sure to work an odd number of repeats)…it’s all up to you ;)

Yarn
Aran weight: Approx. 630 yd (580 m).
Shown: Swans Island Organic Washable Aran in color Graphite
Contrast color (optional): Approx. 22 yd (20 m).
Shown: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in color Apple green

Needles
US 10 (6 mm) circular needle, 40” (100 cm) long.

Gauge
15 sts x 26 rows = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in Garter/Lace Pattern after blocking.
Gauge isn’t crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and final size when different.

Size
One size; approx. 70” (180 cm) long, and 27.5” (70 cm) deep.

Materials
Row counter (optional), tapestry needle, blocking tools