Edison by Lynn Di Cristina


May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (after blocking)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 m)
One size
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Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor & businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting electric light bulb. Just like Edison impacted the Industrial Revolution, there a number of designers who have absolutely impacted the knitting industry, and Veera Välimäki is one of them. After the introduction of Color Affection, how many other gorgeous crescent-shaped and half-circle shawl designs, using short rows and stripes, were fashioned?! Edison is a crescent-shaped wrap/scarf, without short-rows, devoid of make-ones, done in stockinette, and created solely as a way to applaud Veera.

This design was born out of one of many trips to my LYS, Eat Sleep Knit. While shopping, Jen picked up 3 different colored skeins of Madelinetosh tosh DK and said, “I want something stripey and big”. She reminded me that she does not like knitting a shawl using fingering weight, will not do short-rows, and absolutely hates make-ones. Edison is a top-down crescent-shaped wrap/scarf, without short-rows, devoid of make-ones, and knit in stockinette with a garter edge.

Skill Level easy/intermediate

Finished Measurements
Madelinetosh tosh DK version is approximately 18”/46 cm x 68”/173 cm.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic DK version is approximately 20”/51 cm x 78”/198 cm.

Madelinetosh tosh DK, 225 yards each - 1 skein Maple leaf, 1 skein Citrus, 1 skein Dr. Zhivago’s Sky.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic DK, 275 yards each - 1 skein Charles Village, 1 skein Belair, 1 skein Georgetown.
Madelinetosh tosh DK, 225 yards each - 1 skein Antique Lace, 1 skein Vintage Sari, 1 skein Terrarium.

14 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect the finished size and yardage.

Needles US 8/5.0 mm 32” - 40” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Pattern has been tech edited by Ann Weaver, as well as test knit.

Pattern updated 8/13/14 to include alternate CO instructions for a more straight top edge

Modeled by Jen Tamborello

Phil Sanders Photography