Estuary by tincanknits
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August 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
one size; adjustable
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Estuary - by Emily Wessel

An estuary is an in-between place, not ocean, yet no longer river. It is a fertile habitat where sweet and salt water mix,and many species thrive. Estuary combines two lace patterns to create an ambiguous shape: not quite a
shawl, yet something more than a scarf.

July 2013 - the PDF download supercedes the version of the pattern included in Knitty First Fall 2012. Both are correct, but you should either follow instructions and charts included on the PDF, OR follow charts and instructions from Knitty (don’t mix up the two). Both will result in the same beautiful finished product! If you are working from the print book Handmade in the UK, download the current PDF, as there was an error in chart G that has been corrected.

Note: this pattern includes charted lace instructions only, the chart is not written out.

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Pattern Info

Finished piece will be approximately 76” long by 16” deep; depending on gauge, yarn, and how aggressively you block the lace.

600 yds of sock weight or 4-ply yarn (sample in Old Maiden Aunt 100% Superwash Merino 4ply in ‘jaded’)

US #6 / 4.0 mm (or as req’d to meet gauge)

24 sts & 32 rows / 4” in stockinette (correct gauge is not essential for this project, but may affect yardage)

stitch markers, darning needle A blocking wires (if desired)

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