Gentle Ewe Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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Gentle Ewe Shawl

Knitting
September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
720 - 820 yards (658 - 750 m)
One Size (adjustable)
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Tammy, Sheperdess of “Wing & A Prayer Farm”, is a kindred soul, a lovely human who makes you feel warm and fuzzy the instant you meet her. It is clear how much she loves her animals and what she does. I was thrilled to work with her beautiful yarn, raised with such love and thought, in creating this shawl. The result is something I imagine Tammy could make use of at her farm: a simple, functional knit that gives thanks to the animals and farmers who generously provide us with our favorite material (yarn). The pattern is named for the yarn, which is named for the animals that gave their fiber.

Slightly asymmetrical, this shawl is knit sideways, beginning at the tip, making one increase every RS row in Moss Stitch. The edges are worked with a reversible cable on one side and garter stitch column on the opposite side. Instructions are also given for a Stockinette Version for those of you who have a precious few yards of beautiful farm yarn that you’d like to make the most of, as Moss stitch can eat up yarn. To make an even longer shawl with what you have, increase every other RS row, or even every 6th row. This will make a longer, less deep, more dramatically asymmetrical shawl.