Cherry Stone by Maddie Harvey

Cherry Stone

November 2016
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
831 - 875 yards (760 - 800 m)
One Size: 230cm/90.5" x 55cm/21.5"
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Cherry Stone has arisen out of several necessities and an ever-so teeny tiny yarn addiction. Like you, I have a stash full of lovely variegated yarns, but find it hard to pick patterns to use them in.

Cherry Stone is an asymmetric shawl, which showcases variegated yarn and is also a solution to several shawl knitting conundrums:

  • it makes use of a gorgeous skein of variegated yarn
  • it features a ‘picot-on-the-go’ edging without a lengthly picot cast off
  • the bold stripes are cleverly knitted without lots and lots of ends to weave in
  • it uses simple short rows, with no ‘wraps and turns’, to create an easy-to-wear longer, scarf-shape shawl
  • the short rows are closed using a row of contrasting bobbles, mirroring the bobble i-cord cast off

Yarn A: 100g/400m 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in a solid colour
Yarn B: 100g/400m 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in a variegated colour

Black/Yellow Version:
Yarn A: 2 balls of Rowan Fine Lace, 934 Black (80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Merino Wool) HELD DOUBLE, 400m/437yd per 50g
Yarn B: 1 skein of Countess Ablaze, Lady Persephone Sock, Exile Colourway (75% Blueface Leicester, 25% Nylon), 424m/464yd per 100g

Grey/Orange Version:
Yarn A: 2 balls of King Cole Merino Blend 4ply, 49 Clerical (100% Wool), 187m/204yd per 50g
Yarn B: 1 skein of Posh Yarn, Renee Sock, Hope Beyond Hope Colourway (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere), 400m/440yd per 100g

The pattern contains tips on completing the ‘picot-on-the-go’ edging, including a link to a YouTube tutorial and tips for blocking. It is fully tech-edited, and contains clear photographs, and a schematic.