Autumn Crocus by Louise Tilbrook
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Autumn Crocus

August 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
475 - 600 yards (434 - 549 m)
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Autumn Crocus is a fun, relaxing shawl designed to use a sock weight yarn with limited yardage of less than 400 yards paired with a contrast yarn from your sockweight leftovers. Fun and frugal - the perfect combination.

Knit from the top down there is plenty of soothing stocking stitch and a simple but effective garter stitch and lace panel repeated at intervals.

Once the main body the shawl is complete, the lace border is worked with no further stitch repeats - making for a stress-free end to your project.

As pictured in the sample, the shawl measures a generous 49” wide and 20” deep.

The shawl was inspired by the Where-I-Live Craft-a-along and reflects the fact that Saffron Walden where I live was named for it’s fields of crocus’ - the saffron harvest being a chief source of income for the growing medieval market town.

I have been inspired to design several more projects based on the area where I’m lucky enough to live and will be releasing them over the course of the next year. I don’t have firm dates and items may be subject to change but I plan on 4 projects to include a baby blanket and at least 2 pairs of socks.

Approximate timescale:
October’14 - Project 2
January’15 - Project 3
Apr’15 - Project 4
Jun’15 - Bonus project

Patterns may be purchased separately or jointly as the ‘Where I Live’ collection.