anastomosis by Susan Gehringer


February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
575 - 1000 yards (526 - 914 m)
small, large
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Reminiscent of the branching and rejoining of river tributaries, anastomosis combines cables and lace in a shawl that is rhythmic and relaxing to knit. The crescent shape is formed during knitting and a beaded picot bind off completes the journey with a bit of bling. Work the small shawlette or large shawl in a gorgeous solid or gradient yarn for a lovely bit of warmth on a chilly day.

Small: 14” deep x 37” wide (35 x 93 cm) with 37” (93 cm) inside curve and 70” (175 cm) outside curve
Large: 17½” deep x 47” wide (45 x 120 cm) with 52½” (135 cm) inside curve and 109” (275 cm) outside curve

Yarn: Fingering weight (375-437 yds / 100 g),
575 (1000) yards
Small (red) shown in Wollmeise Pure, 574 yds / 150 g, in Confident, 1 skein. Large (blue gradient) shown in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, 100 yd / 25 g, 10 mini skeins (1000 yds total)

Gauge: 21 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm average over lace pattern after blocking (some sts will stretch more or less in shaping), using US 2-4 (2.5-3.5 mm) or size needed to get gauge
Gauge is not critical for this project but a different gauge may change size and have different yarn requirements.

Notions: Approx 150 (220) size 3/0 round glass beads and tiny crochet hook for placing beads (bead should slide freely on yarn held doubled), cable needle, stitch markers, waste yarn and extra needle (for cast on)

Skill level: Adventurous. Techniques include provisional tab cast on, cables, lace, increases, and decreases. The pattern is charted and fully written.

Thank you to our gorgeous model Monica Catunda and our intrepid test knitter Nancy Kolton. All mistakes or omissions are my own.

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