Embrace by Meg Gadsbey


February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
390 - 415 yards (357 - 379 m)
One: Width/Wingspan 76 inches/193 cm; Depth/Spine 13 inches/33 cm.
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Embrace is a warm and comforting ‘alpaca hug’ of a shawl! Relaxing garter stitch and textural broken rib sections are worked from the top down to form a crescent shape shawl.

Embrace was created using three undyed natural colours of Adagio Mills Alpaca 8 ply, a yarn that’s proudly grown and made here in New South Wales, Australia.

Adagio Mills Alpaca 8 ply (100% Australian Alpaca; 104 yards/95 metres per 1.75 oz/50 grams). The sample shows:
Colour A: Clouds, 1 ball.
Colour B: Concerto, 1 ball.
Colour C: Stormy Grey, 2 balls.
Yarn plus pattern kits are available from: Adagio Mills

Needles & Notions
US 8/5 mm circular needle, 32 inches/80 cm or longer (to accommodate the large number of stitches).
Stitch marker (optional).

14 stitches and 34 rows per 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape and amount of yarn required.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan 76 inches/193 cm; Depth 13 inches/33 cm after blocking.

Techniques Used/Skills Required
Garter tab cast-on
Knit and purl stitches
Increase and decrease stitches
The pattern has written directions only - no charts are used.