Crocus Garden by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes

Crocus Garden

August 2012
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in sockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
437 - 875 yards (400 - 800 m)
see below
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Crocus Garden is a triangular shawl with a garter stitch border worked from the top down using just one skein of a gorgeous sock yarn for size S and two skeins for size L. The stockinette stitch body shows up the beautiful color changes in the yarn, however, if you want to emphasize the crocuses, use a non-variegated yarn to direct more attention to those lovely flowers on the edging.

While I was knitting the sample, I started to imagine possible scenarios for wearing Crocus Garden: as an additional light layer in Fall when the weather turns colder, around your neck with a pretty winter coat, at a holiday party to cover your shoulders, on a breezy Spring day and even on a cool Summer evening.

Size S (sample): approx. 127 cm x 56 cm / 50 inches x 22 inches (blocked)
Size L: approx. 171 cm x 68 cm / 67 ¼ inches x 26 ¾ inches (blocked)
You can find instructions for increasing the size of your shawl in the pattern.

Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic
75% new wool, 25% nylon,
400 meters (437 yards) / 100 g
Color: 84.0090
1 (2) skeins

• 4 mm (US 6) circular needle
• 5 mm (US 8) circular needle (only for the last WS row and for binding off)

• stitch markers
• cable needle
• yarn needle
• pins for blocking

19 stitches / 31 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch using 4 mm (US 6) needles, after blocking (Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size.)