Enlow by Katya Bevinamara
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Enlow

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1090 - 1744 yards (997 - 1595 m)
Five sizes
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Unusual shape makes this a special piece to make and to wear. The combination of knits and purls create a texture that imitates weaving, a sumptuous delight. Warm, cozy, and utterly unique, this shrug is a must for every fall wardrobe.

This item is knit both in rounds and flat. Knitting begins at the cuff, and the sleeve is knit in the round. Because of the ever increasing number of stitches, knitting should begin on short circular needles (or 5 dpns or magic loop, if preferred), switching to longer circular needles when number of stitches becomes too large for the current needle length. When the sleeve is completed, remaining work (front and back of garment) is knit flat as stitches are bound off to shape front and back opening. Eventually, due to decreases on the front, only the back stitches remain on the needles. After one half of the shrug is completed, the live stitches are put on hold (on additional needles or a spare cable), and the second symmetrical half is knit in the same manner. Please be sure to knit a left and a right half, not two lefts or two rights. Finally, both halves are grafted together for seamless look. Picking up stitches around the opening and knitting the trim and collar completes the shrug.
The stitch patterns are both written (see Stitch Instructions) and charted (pages 7 - 8) foryour preference. Pattern instructions begin after Stitch Instructions.

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
34 (36, 38, 40, 42)” / 86.5 (91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm bust circumference
23 ½ (24, 24 ¾, 25 ¼, 25 ½)” / 59.5 (61, 63, 64, 65) cm back neck to hem (laid flat), including trim. When worn, shrug will stretch to about 25% longer under own weight.
Intended to be worn with large positive ease for an oversized “cocoon” look.

YARN
5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skein(s) SweetGeorgia Yarns Mohair Silk DK in Strawberry Tea (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk).

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 6 US / 4.0 mm circular needles in various lengths 16” / 40 cm, 24” / 60 cm, 26” / 90 cm, and 48” / 120 cm long (to accomodate increase in stitch counts)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Size G 6 US/ 4.0 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers

GAUGE
26 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Twill A st, after blocking
20 sts and 37 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter st, after blocking
21 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, after blocking
NOTE: Due to direction of knitting for this garment (side to side, rather than up/down), length of knitting is specified in rnds/rows, not inches/cm, and thus matching vertical gauge is important. Minor deviation from vertical gauge is acceptable as the garment design is quite loose, but will affect yardage requirements.