Find a penny by Lindsay Tabsh

Find a penny

October 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
225 - 300 yards (206 - 274 m)
standard, sizable
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Sometimes the pattern determines the yarn and other times the yarn determines the pattern. I happened upon this yarn at YarnCon in Chicago last year and instantly fell in love with it. When I saw the color’s name, Shiny Penny, I knew I had to design something with it. Seeing it across the room made me feel just like a little kid who happens upon a penny while walking down the street

This shawlett is constructed like most triangle shawls however I did it without the middle bit (standard cast on point) and started a few rows down to maximize the yardage and giving it a more natural shape for around the neck

I designed this to be knit with that one fancy skein of yarn in your stash (in my case that was Grinning Gargoyle Seda DK) that is just begging for a pattern that will do its beauty justice. The pattern is easily adjustable if you would like to make it a little bigger / smaller

The finished size has a 50 inch span and is 7.5 inches deep

The pattern also has two bind off options - the standard rolled edge or an optional picot edging!

Photos by Colin FitzGerald