Creek Bed by Rickie van Berkum

Creek Bed

May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in Double Moss Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
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Creek Bed is an asymmetrical shawl whose textures remind me of the creek bottoms around my western Montana home. Creek Bed can be knit in two or three colors. Instructions are provided in both charts and written directions. This shawl is knit in a series of short row wedges. Each wedge is a different shape, creating an overall crescent that wraps nicely around your neck. The finished size is about 51” wide and 14” deep.

This is a fun shawl to knit. Once you get the hang of it, it is a social knit.

The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn. You will need two 100 g skeins of yarn in different colors. For the three-color shawl, an additional 10 g (~44 yards) of a third color is needed. Other yarn weights can be used but will require different amounts of yarn. The pattern shows two different shawls: one in Raven Ridge Fiber Arts Alight (50% Merino/50% Silk) and the other in Raven Ridge Fiber Arts Welcome (80% SW Merino/20% Nylon).

Skills Required: German Short Rows/Double Stitch (links to tutorials provided), ability to recognize knit and purl stitches in the previous row.