Homestead Shawl by Marsha Healey

Homestead Shawl

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
853 - 875 yards (780 - 800 m)
One size
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As a knitter, it is natural to want to use up every last scrap of beautiful yarn in our collections; because of the construction of the rows in this shawl it is perfect for using your scrap yarn from socks and makes a beautiful, colourful scrappy shawl that is large: just over seven feet long when blocked and just over two feet deep at the tip of the crescent curve. Alternately you can make it with two of your favourite yarns and the delicate pattern will pop and add a touch of class and coziness to any outfit. This beautiful shawl wraps multiple times creating a soft coziness whether you are out in town or collecting eggs.
Homesteaders are known for using everything available to them and it is this idea of using all our beautiful bits of yarn that inspired this wonderful knit. It is simple, easily memorized with enough interest to keep your attention. The delicate lace edging is simple and even a new to lace knitter will find it enjoyable.