Cheboygan Shawl by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Cheboygan Shawl

November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
550 - 725 yards (503 - 663 m)
Shawlette (Standard, Mondo)
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This squishy shawl is a fun way to use beautiful, heavy yarn, yarn scraps, or gradient yarn. The pattern is really easy to memorize, making knitting it kind of a no-brainer after the pattern is established. You can keep going until the yarn runs out, getting the most out of hand dyed skeins!
(Extra points if you know how to pronounce Cheboygan w/o looking it up. Holla at my Michiganders!)

Sizes: Shawlette (Standard, Mondo) to measure about 24” (30”, 36”)/60 (75, 90) cm down the centerline (from the center of the neck to the end of the tip). Sample shown in Standard length.
Yarn: 550 (650, 725) yards/500 (400, 675) meters of Aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Imperial Yarn Columbia colorway Cactus Blossom.
Note: This pattern can easily be adapted to use any weight of yarn you wish! The yardage needed will obviously vary if you use a lighter or heavier weight yarn. I can imagine this pattern as a gradient pattern, working a couple striping rows between yarn changes (a great way to use up yarn scraps).

Needles: Size US 10.5/6.5 mm and size US 9/5.5 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain a nice, loose fabric and needles 1 – 2 sizes smaller than the gauge needles.

Gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch (unblocked). Gauge is not super important in this one; just ensure your fabric is nice and loose so the final scarf will be drapey.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, and a blocking mat (optional).

Techniques: Increases and decreases, wrap and turn, and Kitchener stitch.


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