Avana by Annie Rowden


February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
16.75 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stich, on larger needles, blocked
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
640 yards (585 m)
One size
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This an exciting collaboration between by Annie Claire and YARN, featuring a versatile Spring pattern first available at Stitches West 2015, February 19th-22nd, Santa Clara, CA.

Find the pattern, and kits at Yarn’s booth - Sweet Shop Patterns #947
~ and for those who aren’t able to attend this fiber filled weekend look out for opportunities to win a copy of this pattern on our facebook page!.

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 : DISCONTINUED 4 skeins Savannah DK by The Fibre Company; 50% wool/20% cotton/15% linen/15% soya ; 160yd, 50g; photographed in “Sage”

5 skeins Luma by The Fiber Company; 50% wool/25% organic cotton/15% linen/10% silk, 137 yd, 50g; photographed in “Willow”. Or, 640yds/585m in Sport weight yarn.

(Blue sample showcases the now discontinued yarn Savannah DK, khaki brown sample uses Luma)

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.