Diminishing Returns by Sarah Jordan

Diminishing Returns

February 2014
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
One size (56 in./142 cm wide at top edge and 28.5 in./73 cm deep at center spine)
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Designed to show off the beauty of a hand-dyed yarn, Diminishing Returns uses alternating sections of stockinette and garter to add texture to a great dye job.

This shawl is worked from the top down, starting with a garter tab (for a which a separate photo tutorial is included with the pattern). To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:

  • knit and purl,
  • do a provisional cast on (using any method),
  • do directional increases (m1L and m1R), and
  • pick up stitches along a garter edge (for the garter tab).

Although the sample was worked using two skeins of the same color, this pattern could easily be modified to use two different colors.

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