Andromeda Shawl by Tori Gurbisz

Andromeda Shawl

January 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
435 - 450 yards (398 - 411 m)
DK weight and Fingering weight
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This pattern is available individually and as part of the Poseidon’s Realm, Part One pattern collection.

A crescent shaped shawlette named for Andromeda, who was offered up to the sea monster Cetus to appease the gods after her mother’s vanity angered them. The lace and cables mimic the swirling waters where Andromeda was chained as sacrifice, but Perseus rescued her before she was devoured. This pattern is easy to adjust, with instructions included for both fingering and DK weight yarns.

This shawl is worked from the top down. It begins with an elongated garter stitch tab. The main body of the shawl is worked in stockinette with a cable and lace center panel, and it is finished with a lace border.

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Size: DK weight - 65 inches/165 cm wingspan, 16 inches/41 cm depth.
Fingering weight - 60 inches/152 cm wingspan, 18 inches/46 cm

Gauge: Gauge is not crucial to this project; but if you are a tight knitter or want a more open fabric, try going up one to two needle sizes from what is recommended. As always, it is important to wash and block your swatch to ensure you will be happy with the end result.
DK weight - 15 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
Fingering Weight - 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in
stockinette stitch.

Materials: DK weight - Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 100% superwash wool, 225 yards, shown in Well Water - 2 skeins.
US 8/5mm 24-32 inch circular needle
Fingering weight - Orange Flower BFL/Silk Fingering Weight, 55%
wool, 45% silk, 435 yards/100 grams, shown in Andromeda - 1 skein.
US 6/4mm 24-32 inch circular needle
All sizes - Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Cable needle (optional)

Skill Level: Advanced beginner to Intermediate

Big thanks to my awesome tech editor, Kate Vanover, and my lovely test knitters!