Find the pattern, and kits at Yarn’s booth - Sweet Shop Patterns #947
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Avana is a light, yet warm oversized shrug. Worked at a very loose gauge in The Fibre Company’s Savannah DK, the airy fabric carries a lot of drape and falls naturally about the shoulders whichever way it is worn. When folded in half it serves as a shawlette or scarf, or it can be worn as a shrug with the use of the armholes. The deep lace trim, which is also found at the sleeves, is a straightforward 8-row pattern that is easily memorized for relaxing knitting.
Avana is a surprisingly fast project, constructed in an interesting and completely seamless way, which makes it perfect for beginners looking to take an easy step into garment knitting.
Yarn : 4 skeins Savannah DK by The Fibre Company; 50% wool/20% cotton/15% linen/15% soya ; 160yd, 50g; photographed in “Sage”. Or, 640yds/585m in Sport weight yarn.
Needles : US 10.5 (6.5mm) 24” circular
US 8 (5mm) 24” circular, set of DPNs, or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
A spare needle slightly smaller than largest circular for picking up provisionally cast on stitches
Gauge : 16.75 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
Notions : Stitch marker, tapestry needle.