City Block Shawl by Laura Aylor

City Block Shawl

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
745 - 1390 yards (681 - 1271 m)
Small (51" across) and Large (70" across)
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Cushy garter stitch and your favorite colors come together in a simple but interesting knit. Don’t worry - no intarsia! Just simple decreases and picking up stitches from slipped-stitch edges - easy peasy! This tutorial on Knitty shows you how.

Instructions are included for a miniature version so you can practice your techniques, check your gauge, and audition your colors.

Skills required:
• Slipping stitches
• Increasing
• Decreasing
• Picking up stitches (see tutorial)

Yardage details (for 3 light colors, 3 mediums, and 1 dark):
Large version (1390 yards total):
• L1 - 195
• L2 - 85
• L3 - 165
• M1 - 170
• M2 - 180
• M3 - 310
• D - 285
Small version (745 yards total):
• L1 - 100
• L2 - 45
• L3 - 80
• M1 - 85
• M2 - 80
• M3 - 160
• D - 195
The miniature shawl swatch takes less than 50 yards total.

First photo sample knit in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Betty Draper’s Blues, Lolita, Luster, Tern, Nostalgia, Smokestack, and Thicket. Second photo sample knit in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Candlewick, French Grey, Saffron, Calligraphy, Milk, Fig (Onesie), and Luster.