And Autumn Came by Sweet Birch Designs

And Autumn Came

October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
450 - 495 yards (411 - 453 m)
One Size
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September 10
September tenth….the year starts home.
morning broke clear today
no fog….no rain
only a clear cold september morning.

It’s autumn all right
you can feel it
with the taste of summer still in my mouth
my lungs breathe autumn.

the year goes back from where it came
like a battered kite being brought in
like a watch spring unwinding
like children to houses
when darkness comes.

now night hovers
and madrigals begin again.
-Rod McKuen, And Autumn Came

And Autumn Came is a crescent shawl that celebrates the fall season. It is knit in madelinetosh tosh chunky and it uses only 3 skeins. It is a quick knit that will help get you in a fall mood, no matter what your season. Knit top down in stockinette stitch with a leaf lace motif and then a wheat stitch motif before binding off with a picot bind off. Tiny tassels adorn the ends of the shawl to give it that little something extra. Take time to enjoy the beauty of the fall season! Happy Knitting and Happy Fall!

Yarn: madelinetosh tosh chunky-1 skein=165 yards
Yarn requirements for Shawl: 3 skeins of tosh chunky=495 yards
Sample knit in MC: Spicewood and CC: Saffron
US 10/6.0 mm 36 inch circular needle
US 10/6.0 mm double pointed needles for cast on only
Gauge: 16 sts and 21 rows/4 inches in blocked stockinette st
Size after Blocking: 60 inches from wingtip to wingtip and 18.5 inches from center CO edge to bottom picot edge. Keep in mind that finished size will vary according to gauge and how extensively the shawl is blocked.
Model is 5’ 4 1/2inches.
Notions: 4 removable stitch markers, darning needle to weave in ends, tools for blocking your finished shawl

Note on the Tosh Chunky
The madelinetosh chunky to me, doesn’t really feel like a bulky weight…it is more of a worsted/aran feel…..just a tiny bit thicker than Malabrigo Rios but thinner than the Malabrigo Twist. Therefore I have listed the yarn gauge at worsted. Malabrigo Rios or even madelinetosh Vintage could very well be an alternate yarn choice.(You might want to go down in needle size if you do use malabrigo rios or tosh vintage.) This is not a true bulky yarn, so please, please keep this in mind when choosing a yarn. :) Also, since the madelinetosh yarn doesn’t carry a weight on the label, I had to go by the weight of the skeins which was 115 grams. So if you are looking for yarn then I would just go by the full yardage listed at 495 yards, even though I didn’t use all of the skeins. I used 1 full skein, and then had 20 grams left out of my second skein of Spicewood (this is including the tassels that I made) and 28 grams left from the skein of Saffron. The tosh chunky drapes beautifully after it is blocked and it softens up too.

Abbreviations, Definitions and Techniques
k2tog-knit 2 sts together
PM/pm-place marker
sm-slip marker
RM/rm-remove marker
MC-main color
CC-contrasting color
CO-cast on
BO-bind off
LH-left hand
RH-right hand
RM-remove marker
yo-yarn over-starting with the yarn in back, bring the yarn from back to front and up over the RH needle and work the next st as written in the pattern.
ayo-afterthought yarn over-lift the bar that runs between the sts from front to back and knit the st. This is similar to the m1L, except that you do not close the stich. It makes a small decorative hole.
Ssk modified-slip, slip, knit modified-slip the first st as if to knit, slip the second st as if to purl through the back loop, knit the 2 sts together through the back loop.
m1PL-performed on the WS-pick up the bar that runs between the sts on the needle from front to back and purl it through the back loop.
m1PR-performed on the WS-pick up the bar that runs between the sts on the needle from back to front and purl the st.
m1R-lift the bar that runs between the sts on the needle from back to front and knit the st
m1L-lift the bar that runs between the sts on the needle from front to back and knit the st through the back loop
Sl2-k1-psso-slip 2 sts, knit 1, pass slipped sts over-slip 2 sts together as if to knit, knit 1 st, pass the 2 slipped sts over the knit st from right to left.
k3tog-knit 3 sts together
sssk-slip, slip, slip, knit-(slip 1 st as if to knit)3 times, knit all 3 sts together through the back loop

Video tutorials are given for some of the different techniques and a picture tutorial is given for creating the tassels and attaching them to your shawl.