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Greystone

Knitting
August 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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Errata available: twistcollective.com

finished measurements:
Length of longer side to center corner: 61 ½ (70)” / 156 (178) cm
Length of shorter side to center corner: 39 (44)” / 99 (112) cm. Width each arm: 17 (18)” / 43 (45.5) cm

suggested yarn:
Smaller version: 5 skeins MissBabs Handdyed Yarn & Fibers Tierno (310 yd / 283 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein; 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk) in Catherine Shadows

Larger version: 3 skeins MissBabs Handdyed Yarn & Fibers Yowza (560 yd / 512 m per 8 oz / 227 g skein; 100% Superwash Merino) in Frog Belly

See third Note regarding yarn skeins.

needles:
Smaller version: Size 4 US /3.5 mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, 16” / 40 cm circular needle and 24” / 60 cm circular needle

Larger version: Size 5 US /3.75 mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, 16” / 40 cm circular needle and 24” / 60 cm circular needle

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

notions:
Stitch markers, tapestry needle

gauge:
Smaller version: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4” /10 cm in Stockinette stitch using smaller needles, after blocking.

Larger version: 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” /10 cm in Stockinette stitch using larger needles, after blocking.

To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.

NOTES
This unusual wrap is shaped like an “L”, with one arm longer than the other. The angle forms the perfect place to nestle your neck, while the arms give you many options for dramatic wrapping and draping.

The piece begins at the center back, which is worked as a square from the center out. Two sides of the square are bound off, and the remaining two sides are extended to form the wings of the shawl.

Our skeins of Yowza were a bit bigger than labeled. The estimated yardage required for the larger version of this shawl is 1730 yds. When in doubt, purchase an extra skein.

Pattern support and KAL information is available in the Feisty Knitters group!