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Brown-Eyed Susan

Knitting
December 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.0 mm
Errata available: loopknitlounge.com

Brown-Eyed Susan is a crescent-shaped shawl with petal pleats at the bottom edge. It can be buttoned at the front, wrapped and tied at the back or draped around your neck. Brown-Eyed Susan can be made in as many or few colours as you choose. It can be knit in one solid colour, striped with a matching or contrast petal pleat border, or given a ‘brown eye’ by knitting the first twenty-three rows in a solid colour. Try working one of the stripes in a semi-solid and using leftover sock yarns for the alternating stripes.

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Size: S (L); both sizes can be worked in a 4ply/fingering weight yarn or DK weight yarn

Yarn:
Small grey version:
Viola Merino 4ply/Fingering: 100% superwash merino, 100g = 365m/400yd
Colour: Chimney Smoke, 1 skein
Finished measurements: width - 100cm/40in, depth -
33cm/13in

Small green and grey stripe version:
The Fibre Company Acadia: 60% merino wool, 20%
baby alpaca, 20% silk, 50g = 136m/149yd
Colour A: Blue Heron, 1 skein
Colour B: Bog, 1 skein
Colour C: Asparagus, 3 skeins
Finished measurements: width – 107cm/42in, depth – 42cm/16.5in

Large brown and pink stripe version (shown opposite):
madelinetosh Sock: 100% superwash merino, 100g = 361m/394yd
Colour A: William Morris, 2 skeins
Colour B: Trodden, 1 skein
Finished measurements: width - 185cm/73in, depth - 55cm/22in

Gauge:
4ply/fingering weight: 10cm/4in = 21sts x 34 rows st st
DK weight: 10cm/4in = 17sts x 26 rows in st st

Needles:
4ply/fingering weight version: 4mm/US 6
DK weight version: 4mm/US 6

Notions: stitch markers, darning needle, 3mm/D crochet hook