Colleen's Cover (blanket or circle shawl) by Mary C. Gildersleeve
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Colleen's Cover (blanket or circle shawl)

Knitting
March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round (worked with #11 needles and blocked))
US 11 - 8.0 mm
850 yards (777 m)
one size -- 72-inch diameter full circle
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With a finished diameter of 72-inches of coziness, this blanket/shawl is as much fun to use as it is to knit.

With cables and eyelets and lace … all knit in the round … this goes together quickly on US#11s. An eight-pointed cabled star merges into eyelet twists to create a sampler that, when viewed as a whole, creates a lovely snowflake design.

The sample is knit using about 850 yards of Knit Pick’s Wool of the Andes Tweed (a worsted-weight wool) in a lovely blue tone with Donegal Tweed loveliness adding to the overall look of home and hearth comfy-ness.

Colleen’s Cover is the big sister to the 60-inch Ciarnan’s Cover

The directions are both written-out and charted