Dogwood Shawl by Liz Capik

Dogwood Shawl

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
43 inches by 43 inches
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I have a special place in my heart for the dogwood tree - not only are they beautiful harbingers of warmer weather, but my husband works with them for a living. There’s no sight quite as exhilarating after a long winter as a field full of blooming dogwoods. I wanted to try to capture their symmetrical beauty in lace, but I also wanted a shawl I could wrap up in when the temperature hasn’t caught up with the sunshine.

From this came Dogwood Shawl, the perfect thing for celebrating spring any time of year. This square shawl is large enough to be worn a number of ways, and doubles as a lap or baby blanket. It is worked center-out in the round, and the pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Yarn
1000 yds (914 m) fingering weight
Shown: Apple Tree Knits Luxe Fingering in Antique gradient, one XL (8 oz) skein; 51% silk/49% merino wool, 8 oz (226 g), 1000 yds (914 m)

The yarn used to make the sample is available by custom order here.

Needles
US size #6 (4 mm), or size to obtain gauge; dpn’s and at least one set of circular needles (36” or longer). Either the Magic Loop method or additional shorter circular needles may be used to accommodate the increasing stitch count

Gauge
17 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette st, relaxed after blocking

Notions
3 identical stitch markers and 1 unique stitch marker (for marking beginning of round), tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Finished size
43 in (109 cm) per side