Embossed Lines by Sarah Jordan

Embossed Lines

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (after blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One, approximately 47.5 in./121 cm wide along top edge and 21.5 in./54.5 cm deep at center spine after blocking
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An easy entree into the world of top-down shawls, Embossed Lines uses the textures of stockinette and reverse stockinette to show off the beauty of a hand-dyed sock yarn. A bit of lace in the form of yarnover increases and an eyelet edging add lightness. When your ends are woven in carefully, you will end up with a piece that is fully reversible.

To knit this pattern, you will need to know how to:

  • do a provisional cast on and pick up stitches along a garter border (for the garter tab),
  • knit and purl when working flat,
  • do yarnovers,
  • do simple decreases (k2tog), and
  • do twisted decreases (k2tog tbl -- used only for a stretchy bind off).

A photo tutorial for doing the garter tab is included with the pattern.

Please note: The yarn colorway used in the sample is no longer available. Should you wish to use the same yarn, the Drizzle colorway is a good substitute.

Pattern layout by WeirdyPants
Tech editing by eledixon