Botanical Garden Shawl by Kristen Finlay

Botanical Garden Shawl

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 870 yards (549 - 796 m)
Small and Large
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The Botanical Garden Shawl is knit from the top down and is shaped into an elongated crescent by the use of short rows. The wide-lace edging gives it a light, elegant appearance that can be worn over the shoulders as a formal shawl, or worn as a chic lacy scarf with jeans and a tee.

Pattern Notes
The Botanical Garden Shawl was first released in March 2012 and has become one of my most popular patterns. So, as soon as we launched our new yarn Journey, I knew it was time to re-write the pattern!

This new version includes a larger size to which more repeats have been added to the lace section so that you can get more mileage out of your yarn and a cosier shawl. I have also included instructions to make the smaller size, for which you would only need around 1.5 skeins.

Finally, I have re-written the pattern to include German Short Rows. I find these easier to knit and they appear almost invisible in Garter Stitch. Hope you enjoy!

Finished Measurements
Small size/large size
Width: 65”(165cm)/65”(165cm)
Depth: 12”(30cm)/16”(40cm)

Both sizes are the same width but the large shawl is 4”(10cm) longer in depth.

Sample knit in Journey (green) is large, sample knit in Top Draw (grey) is small.

Yarn
Skein Journey
100% Superfine Alpaca
400 yards (366 metres) in 100g
2 skeins for both versions
Sample colourway: Forest

Needles.
4mm (US 6)

Other
Removable markers and tapestry needle.
Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows to 4”(10 cm) in Garter Stitch.


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