July 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 - 464 yards (402 - 424 m)
Fingering weight size (DK weight size)
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Sometimes a beautiful skein of yarn, so pretty and so soft you just can’t keep your hands off, cries out for the perfect project – one that will show off its loveliness and use every last bit. Such a skein was the inspiration for this shawl, named after the Brda River which flows through Poland. Here a winding river of lace runs through banks of simple, squishy Garter stitch in a design that ebbs and flows with increases and decreases. Choose one skein of fingering weight or two skeins of DK, and set sail on a relaxing river cruise.

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Pattern is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Polish

Fingering weight size (DK weight size).
Approximate finished measurements:
Length from tip to tip: 125 (144) cm / 49 (57) inches;
Depth at widest point: 37 (48) cm / 14.5 (19) inches.

Fingering weight: Triskelion Yarn & Fibre Dylan 4 Ply (50% Yak, 50% Silk; 402m/440yds per 100g); colorway: Rime; 1 skein.
DK weight: Lilou Blue DK (55% Wool, 45% Silk; 212m/232yds per 100g); colorway: Quarry; 2 skeins.

Size 4 mm/US #6 (5 mm/US #8) straight or circular needles 60 cm/24” or longer, to accommodate a moderate number of sts.
At least one DPN or spare needle of approximately the same size, for turning and grafting the I-cord sts.

Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

24 (17) sts and 32 (32) rows over 10 cm / 4 inches in Garter stitch.
The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.