Grey Skies Shawl by Naomi Grace
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Grey Skies Shawl

Knitting
August 2017
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
876 - 980 yards (801 - 896 m)
Small, Large
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“You can focus on the rain today or the flowers tomorrow. The choice is yours.”†

Rainy days are beautiful in their own way but a constant drizzle in spring is another matter! Those endless heavy grey days can take a mental toll but if you focus on the colorful outcome all the rain is worth it.
Sort of like those moments in life when all you see are grey skies. Look up, soon the sun will shine and the flowers will bloom! But in the meantime; poke around the bushes, examine the trees, and notice the budding blooms. You’ll find that all those grey skies have made the colors more vibrant and the grass green.
Just as a rainy grey sky enhances the spring flowers and makes them pop so does this two colored large asymmetrical shawl. Using a multi colored skein and a coordinating neutral. The open mesh lace and the bud-like slip stitches will showcase the yarn and “pull out every bit of beautiful.”

Grey Skies uses two skeins of Bayview Fiber Arts on her Pine Lake Fingering Base (100% superwash merino) Pair a colorful variegated skein with a neutral one to make those colors pop!

Level
Intermediate

Skills
Garter stitch
Yarn over
Decreases
Slipping stitches
Simple shaping
I-cord bind off

Materials
Small Size:
Color 1: approximately 438 yards of 3- ply fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn. (neutral yarn.)
Color 2: approximately 438 yards of 3- ply fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn. (multi-colored, variegated skein with short repeats.)
Large Size: (sample photos show large size only)
Color 1: approximately 490 yards of 3- ply fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn. (Coordinating neutral yarn.)
Color 2: approximately 490 yards of 3- ply fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn. (multi-colored, variegated skein with short repeats.)
Sample uses 2 skeins of Bayview Fiber Arts in the “Pink Skies” and “Shadow” colorways. (100% superwash Merino wool; 490 yds/448 m per skein)

Needles: US size 6 (4mm) or size needed for gauge. Recommended 32 inch circular or longer to accommodate large number of stitches.

Gauge: Blocked
22 sts/28 rows = 4 inch (10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.
Note: Gauge is not critical for this shawl. Gauge may vary depending upon yarn used and how it responds to blocking. Your gauge will affect the amount of yarn used.

Finished Measurements
Block shawl to desired size.
Small Size: sample measures 71 in/180 cm edge to edge and 32 in/81 cm depth after blocking.
Large Size sample measures 109 in/276.86 cm edge to edge and 34 in/86.36 cm depth after blocking.


Instructions are both written and charted.
Pattern tech edited by @tabitha and test knitted by RenaM & Wheelswife