Crying Icicles by Jennifer Dassau

Crying Icicles

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
580 - 600 yards (530 - 549 m)
68” wingspan and 26” depth.
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Crying Icicles was originally designed for and sold exclusively through Do Ewe Knit? as part of the New Jersey Wool Walk 2016, and is now available as a pdf download on Ravelry.

Columns of slipped stitches drip down from the top of this triangular shawl. Some are frozen midway, while others merge with the edging, pooling into the delicate snowflake border.

Techniques & Skills Used: garter tab CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, slipped stitch colorwork, easy lace; this pattern is both fully written and charted.

Size: 68” wingspan and 26” depth.

Yarn: Anzula Luxury Fibers Squishy (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yards/352m/114g); 1 skein each of MC and CC, shown in MC Periwinkle and CC Gravity. The sample as written used approximately 195 yards MC and 385 yards CC.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 17 st and 40 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my tech editor Kate Vanover, and to Karen Posniak for her always-inspiring LYS.