Bridgewater by Jared Flood
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Bridgewater

Knitting
Lace ?
21 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 yards (1372 m)
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

Note: If you have previously purchased a digital version of Bridgewater, you will be gifted the updated version on the launch of the Vale yarn line, 5/17/17.

Bridgewater begins as a simple garter stitch square, worked on the bias with increases and decreases to add a touch of asymmetrical interest to the finished piece. The central square is framed with horseshoe lace, a pattern that originated in the Shetland Islands in the 19th century, worked circularly from stitches picked up around the perimeter. The shawl is completed with a traditional knitted-on edging reminiscent of water droplets, worked perpendicularly and joined to the live stitches as you go. This elegantly simple accessory makes a beautiful heirloom baby gift or a timeless addition to any wardrobe.

Yardage

1500 yards of laceweight wool yarn

Yarn

4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Hammock

Gauge

21 stitches & 42 rows (21 ridges) = 4″ in garter stitch after blocking

Needles

One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

42.5” x 42.5” square, after blocking
Measurements take from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Provisional Cast On (Crocheted directly onto knitting needle)
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

42½” x 42½” (108 cm x 108 cm) square after blocking

Errata (Book Version Only): One chart symbol was left off of the Legend on Page 21. The Chart symbol resembling a lower-case “r” represents k1f-b: Knit into the Front and Back of stitch, increasing one stitch. See symbol and errata note here: http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pattern_errata.php#9108

Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.