Frog Princess by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes

Frog Princess

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
S, M, L, XL
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Once upon a time, there was a princess with magical needles, who loved to knit. She made the most beautiful shawls and people from all over the kingdom came to gaze upon them. One day, an evil witch visited her palace and became overcome with jealousy, seeing all that beauty, that she cast a horrible spell upon the princess’ needles. From this day on, the princess couldn’t finish any of her projects. She knitted all day, uninspired, only to then frog her knitting in the evening because she didn’t like what she had finished. People started to call her the Frog Princess and told her story all over the kingdom, until one day, it was heard by an old lady in a far-off village. She knew she had to help and sent the princess a magical shawl pattern. The princess knitted and knitted for three days and three nights and as the shawl blocked out, the spell was broken on her needles and she knitted happily ever after.

Frog Princess is a top-down crescent shawl. Charted and written instructions. US and metric measurements.

Yarn
Main Color (MC)
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
100% alpaca
167 meters (183 yards) / 50 grams
#517 medium grey
160 (210, 280, 360) meters
175 (230, 306, 394) yards

Contrast Color (CC)
Garnstudio DROPS Kid-Silk
75% mohair, 25% silk
200 meters (219 yards) / 25 grams
#05 heather
180 (220, 280, 350) meters
197 (241, 306, 383) yards

Needle
4 mm (US 6) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches)
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches)

Notions
stitch markers (optional)
blocking pins

Size
S
100 cm x 41.5 cm
39¼ inches x 16¼ inches

M
122 cm x 47.5 cm
48 inches x 18¾ inches

L
144 cm x 53 cm
56¾ inches x 20¾ inches

XL
166 cm x 59 cm
65¼ inches x 23¼ inches

Shown in Size S. Note on sizing: shawl sizes have nothing to do with garment sizes! S is the smallest and XL is the largest size, choose your size according to how you want to wear the shawl, not according to the size of the sweater you wear.

Gauge
20 stitches / 28 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch with smaller needle.
Obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.