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Golden Valley is named after a verse in the Woody Guthrie song, “This Land Is Your Land.”
“As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.”
This triangular shawl is knit from the top down using sportweight yarn and a long circular needle. The pattern provides complete instructions for both the garter stitch tab cast-on and the picot bind-off. Stitch patterns are provided in charts only.
Finished (Blocked) Measurements:
64 inches/163 cm wide across top edge and 29 inches/74 cm long from center of top edge to bottom point
For a smaller shawl, try using fingering weight yarn and smaller needles.
--635 yards/580 m sportweight wool; sample was knit with Anzula Ava 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 330 yds/301 m per 110g skein; Toffee, 2 skeins.
--US #5/3.75mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
--US #6/4.00mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle
--Smooth scrap yarn and size G/4.00mm crochet hook for garter stitch tab cast-on, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stainless steel T-pins, blocking wires (optional)
17 sts/34 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch using smaller needle, after blocking
To save time, check gauge.