Helen by Susan Crawford

Helen

Knitting
November 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch using 4mm needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
696 - 869 yards (636 - 795 m)
30-44", 46-60"
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This pattern forms part of A Stitch in Time Volume 2 available as in print here or as an e-book here.
This pattern is also available as a single pattern PDF download.

Note the book patterns are written for Excelana 4 ply and the individual patterns are written for Excelana DK: see separate requirements below.

The shrug is worked in a very simple two-row lace stitch and is worked in one piece from cuff to cuff. The main body is knitted using 8mm (US 11) needles so knits up very quickly. There is no shaping required and is an extremely easy pattern to follow. Requires firm blocking to reveal the pattern fully. Full written instructions provided.

Requirements: 4 ply version
Excelana 4 ply Wool, 100% pure new British wool (159m per 50g ball)
4 (5) x 50g balls shown in Alabaster
1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
1 pair 8mm (US 11) needles
Sewing up needle

The 4 ply yarn is available in a range of colours from my website here.

Requirements: DK version
Excelana DK, 100% pure new British wool (250m per 100g ball)
2 (3) x 100g balls shown in Alabaster
1 pair 3.25mm (US 4) needles
1 pair 8mm (US 11) needles
Sewing up needle

The DK yarn is available in a range of colours from my website here.

Tension: 4 ply and DK
1 pattern repeat (14 sts) = 9cm (3.75in) using 8mm needles over stitch pattern

Take a peek at our ’look book’ for A Stitch in Time Volume 2.