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Aquamarine

Knitting
March 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (pre-blocking)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
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Pattern Three from the Birthstone Shawl Collection

The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin words Aqua (water) and marina (the sea). It was believed that these gemstones would protect sailors and ensure a safe seafaring voyage. It was also recommended that Aquamarine be worn to promote calm, levelheaded temperments.

SHAPE: Scoop bottom / crescent

The main body of this design is worked in garter stitch. The border is then knit on sideways. No seaming involved! There are two choices of border – a celtic cable and a traveling lace version. The cable version uses more yarn than the lace. If you’re low on yardage, but want a larger shawl the lace variation is a better choice.

The instructions are written for two sizes, a small shawlette and a larger full size shawl. The shawlette uses a single (400 yard) skein of fingering weight yarn. The larger size requires 2 skeins. Want the larger size, but don’t have enough yardage of a single color? Experiment with different combinations and use one color for the main body and another color for the border. Because the center is worked completely in garter stitch it would be appropriate for a variegated yarn paired with a solid for the border.

Remember that the listed gauge is given for garter stitch before blocking. The end size and gauge of your finished piece will largely be determined by your blocking style and the fiber content of your yarn.


Errata (updated PDF to fix errata 3/2/14)
Row 3: K3, m1, •knit to 1 st before marker, kf&b, slip marker (SM), k1, SM, kf&b; rep from • once more, knit to 3 sts before end, m1, k3 – 6 sts inc