By Airmail by Cristina Ghirlanda
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By Airmail

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
979 yards (895 m)
one size
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By Airmail is a design inspired by my childhood memory of the edging of airmail envelopes. The colors are recreated in softer pink and blue. A rectangular wrap that can be used as a stole or scarf, it is worked on the bias in easy garter stitch.

FINISHED SIZE

Length: 204 cm / 80.25 inches

Width: 35 cm / 13.75 inches

MATERIALS

YARN

Fingering weight

Yardage requirement (including 10% allowance):

• MC (pink): 450 m / 490 yds

• CC1 (white): 240 m / 265 yds

• CC2 (blue): 205 m /220 yds

Sample shown in Spud & Chloe Fine (80% wool, 20% silk; 65g / 2.3oz; 227m / 248yds) in the following colors: #7808 Sassafras (MC) 2 skeins, #7800 Popcorn (CC1) 1 skein, #7805 Anemone (CC2) 1 skein

NEEDLES

4 mm / US 6 circular needle of length 60 cm / 24” or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS

Yarn needle

GAUGE

19.5 sts and 35 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, blocked without stretching

16 sts and 39 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, aggressively blocked as in the sample.

Gauge is not critical but affects the finished measurement and yardage.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases; increases, long-tail cast-on