Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere) by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)

October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (worked flat and blocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 yards (229 m)
one size -- 45" span, 18" from neck to point, 36" on the edges
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Fall is in the air … the crisp sunny days are upon us.

And this shawl is the perfect accessory for this time of year. Starting with a mere three stitches, this shawl quickly grows to warm your shoulders and hug your neck. The eyelet pattern, an abstract design, keeps the knitting interesting while the sweetheart shaping means the shawl will stay put!

Directions are both charted and row-by-row for this seasonal beauty in pure cashmere.

This design starts with a three-st garter tab (check YouTube or online for info about this start) and then continues to grow toward the hem, with two increases on each side and one either side of the center back.

Stitch markers are wonderful for making sure you’re increases line up properly PM = place marker; SM = slip marker

An abstract eyelet design is done on either side of the center-back line; the directions for this eyelet pattern are charted and row-by-row.

Final dimensions (the shawl curves at the neck, due to the double increases each end):
45” from end to end
18” from back neck to point
36” along the side