Aquitaine by Meg Gadsbey

Aquitaine

Knitting
March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 260 yards (229 - 238 m)
One Size = 60 inches wingspan and 10 inches deep after blocking
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Aquitaine is a crescent-shape garter stitch shawl, knit from one skein of gorgeously soft DK yarn.

It features an interesting drop-stitch wave pattern that results in a beautiful rippled texture.

Wrap it around your shoulders, or tie it around your neck as a scarf - it’s the perfect accessory for winter.

Yarn
1 skein Atelier White Gum DK (258 yards 100g) Ethical Superfine Australian Merino.

Needles & notions
5mm (US 8) circular needle, 30 to 40 inches long (to accommodate the large number of stitches).
Stitch markers (to place between pattern
repeats and to mark the right side of the knitting).
Wool/tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends.

Gauge
14 stitches x 34 rows = 4 inches
on 5mm needles in garter stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial to the finished shawl
but a different gauge may change the
finished size and yardage needed.

Finished Measurements
After blocking:
60 inches / 150 cm wingspan
10 inches / 26 cm deep

Construction
The shawl is knitted top down, beginning with a garter tab cast on.
Rapid increases create a wide shallow curve for the main garter body.
A drop-stitch wave pattern and garter edge continue on from the garter body.
A stretchy cast off / bind off finishes the shawl, allowing the shawl to block out beautifully.