November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
394 yards (360 m)
One; easily customisable.
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Where will the winds transport you? Welcome to The Expedition! A special shawl club by Skeinwalker. The Expedition is all about exploring and discovering new territories. The Expedition . Year 1 . The Winds will have four shawlettes designs, all worked with one single skein of yarn in fingering or heavy lace hand-dyed by indie dyers. They’ll have lace and they will all be customizable.
The patterns will be released in November 2017, February 2018, May 2018 and August 2018.
Grab your skeins and needles and join us for a year long of exploration!
The Auro shawl is the first shawl of The Expedition . Year 1 . The Winds.

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A fresh wind gently blows through the leaves. The petals shiver. The fragrance reaches us with the next gust The sun slowly sets and tints the surroundings with a golden glow. The stones around us will long stay warm but the wind quickly makes the temperature drop. I grab my shawl, thinking back of the day, strolling through the vineyards and rose gardens. Auro is an ode to all these frail petals, colors, smells and fresh breezes blowing around us.
Auro showcases one main lace stitch pattern and a border with peaks forming rays. The shawl curls in a whirlwind making it both fun to knit and wear. Wrap your neck in soft luxury and join me on this journey, enjoying the landscape and peacefulness along the way.

The yarn originally used in this pattern has become hard to source. This pattern page therefore lists possible substitutes using the exact same yarn base. For more possible substitutes with the same yarn composition, check out this Ravelry search:

Rêves Pastel Paysages Fingering (Fingering, 70% Merino, 30% Silk, 400 m / 437 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 90 grams in color Pierre de Ronsard. (Previously sold as Secret Garden or Shleep Yarns)

2.75 mm (US size 2) circular needles or size to obtain gauge with four cable lengths as follows: (1) 60 cm / 24 inches; (2) 80 cm / 32 inches; (3) 100 cm / 40 inches; (4) 120 cm / 47 inches. The long circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

27.5 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked.
21 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Pattern B, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Stitch markers (optional): 1 in color A (edge marker), 34 in color B. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One. Easily customizable.

Final Measurements
Height (h) 88 cm / 34.5 inches, length (l): 109 cm / 43 inches, width (w) 61 cm / 24 inches; see schematic.

Skill level
Knit, purl, yarn over, increases, single and multiple decreases (video tutorials given for all stitches). Body with repetitive, easy to memorize stitch pattern and easy patterning on both sides. Edging with stitch pattern requiring some attention and patterning on both sides. Elastic BO (video tutorial given).

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat in two Sections plus an Edging to form a curling asymmetrical shawl.
Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a huge thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: LoraMitchell, Sabinesophia3, Wengshufen.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!