Arkenstone Shawl by Maureen Foulds
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Arkenstone Shawl

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September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in diamond
US 7 - 4.5 mm
292 yards (267 m)
60” across the top and 36” down the spine
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Arkenstone is a top-down shawl which begins with a large garter stitch tab. Stitches are picked up along the tab, forming the spine of the shawl. The spine, which anchors the shawl is a 3/3 cable. The size of the shawl grows with increases on the shawl edges and along the spine. The body of the shawl is a simple diamond shape created with yarn overs and decreases.

The size of the shawl can be increased by working the pattern repeat additional times. This will require additional yardage. Pattern is charted only.

As written: 60” across the top and 36” down the spine. Final size may vary depending on needle size and how aggressively you block the shawl.

Approximately 26 sts x 26 rows = 4” in diamond pattern.

Yarn requirements:
The shawl used almost the full skein of yarn, with only a couple feet to spare. If your gauge is different than that stated or you wish to make the shawl bigger by adding repeats, an extra skein will be required. Substituting a different yarn with different yardage/100g will also change your yardage requirements.

Materials needed:

  • Sheepy Time Knits Polwarth Silk DK (85% Polwarth, 15% silk); 292 yards (267 meters) 100 grams (3.53 ounces), in Arkenstone color way. 1 skein. Substitute 292 yards/267 meters per 100g of comparable DK weight yarn.
  • US #7 (4.5mm) needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.
  • Tapestry needle, stitch markers.

Skills required:
Garter stitch tab (link to tutorial provided), increases, decreases (including k3tog and sl1-k2tog-psso), cables, and reading charts.