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Avonlea

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
52”/ 132cm along the top edge; 30½”/ 77.5cm from center back to bottom tip
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Anne was orphaned at 3 months, so she was passed from family to family. As a result, Anne never felt as if she had a home. That is until she is adopted by the Cuthberts. Anne has a wild imagination and renames things so that they seem more romantic. But when she sees Green Gables for the first time, it needs no new name. The home itself is magical enough.

This shawl is inspired by the story, Anne of Green Gables, first published in 1908 by L.M. Montgomery. The shawl represents the first view Anne had of her new home: Green Gables, which was located in Avonlea. From top to bottom, the shawl features the open sky, followed by the house: Green Gables. Next is the picket fence surrounding the house. A field of flowers flows downward. The Flowers start small and slowly get larger, which creates a feeling of perspective. The edge of the shawl is just like the edge of Barry’s Pond, better known as The Lake of Shining Waters.

The shawl starts from the top center and is knit outward. A tutorial for the tab cast on is included in the pattern.

Finished Measurements
52”/ 132cm along the top edge;
30½”/ 77.5cm from center back to bottom tip

Yarn
O-Wool Classic 2-Ply; 198yds/ 181m per 1.75oz/ 50g; 100% Certified Organic Merino Wool; fingering weight: 3 skeins in #3014 Sage
OR
approx 550yds/ 503m of a fingering weight yarn

Needles/Notions
Size 4 US/ 3.5mm circular needle,
32”/ 80cm
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge
4 stitch markers

Gauge
18sts/ 36rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch