Elfriede by Shannon Cook

Elfriede

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
951 yards (870 m)
One Size
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This pattern can also be found in issue 6 of Laine Magazine.

My family spent summers when I was growing up with my Omi, Elfriede, at her cabin on a lovely tree-lined lake. The lace pattern used in the body of this sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl reminds me of those trees and the happy memories we shared there. Elfriede is named in her honour. Today my Omi suffers from advanced dementia. It has been incredibly difficult, but I have found solace in the soothing stitches of this shawl. It’s my hope that you’ll also find healing and meditation when knitting Elfriede.

CONSTRUCTION / DETAILS
Elfriede is a sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl that is knitted corner to corner starting with one cast-on stitch. The border and sides are worked in garter stitch with a raised slip stitch detail . The overall body is worked in lace stitch that mimics small trees.

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan: Approx. 76” / 193 cm.
Depth at widest point: 35“ / 89 cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 4 skeins of Cumbria by The Fibre Company (60% Merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% Mohair, 238 yds / 218 m ‒ 100 g), colourway Catbells, or approx. 952 yds / 870 m of worsted weight yarn.

Needles: US 6 / 4 mm 36” / 90 cm or longer circular needle.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins.

GAUGE
21 sts x 42 rows to 4” / 10 cm in border stitch pattern, blocked.
20 sts x 40 rows to 4” / 10 cm in border stitch pattern, unblocked.
18 sts x 28 rows to 4” / 10 cm in lace stitch pattern, blocked.
18 sts x 24 rows to 4” / 10 cm in lace stitch pattern, unblocked.


Pattern includes both fully written & charted instructions and has been tested and tech edited.

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