Byatt by Karie Westermann


January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in blocked garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 m)
one size: 97cm/38" by 205cm/80.75" by 176cm/69.25"
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Byatt is an asymmetrical shawl inspired by the English novelist A.S. Byatt and is the first pattern in my 2015 series Authors & Artists.

Most of the shawl is knitted in garter stitch and it uses two skeins of hand-dyed 4ply sock yarn. You never work more than one colour at any time, as the braided effect is obtained using a slip-stitch pattern. Byatt is finished off with a lacy edge in the contrast colour and a picot cast-off. The pattern features a small cable, but a cable needle is optional.

Byatt is designed to use every inch of that gorgeous hand-dyed yarn, so please take time to check your gauge. The pattern includes a section of how to modify the size of the shawl.

The pattern is both charted and has written instructions. It is fully tech-edited, contains clear photos, and a schematic.

Have fun!