Eliza Scidmore's Shawl by Shannon Squire

Eliza Scidmore's Shawl

Knitting
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
One size given, but easy to make bigger (with more yarn)
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Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore was an American writer, photographer, and geographer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She was a frequent visitor to Japan, where she fell in love with the gorgeous cherry trees she enjoyed while there. With the support of First Lady Helen Taft, she was able to begin to seed Washington, DC with Sakuras, and it is thanks to her that we are able to enjoy these gorgeous blooms every Spring.

Yarn
approximately 450 yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Victory Fine in Hydrangea.

Size/Finished measurements
52” wide; 18” deep at center.