I Smell Snow Shawl
Knitting plays a fairly prominent sideline role in the Gilmore Girls. When “A Year In The Life” came out in 2016 and I heard Lorelei’s opening line “I smell snow” I knew immediately that I needed to knit up a shawl.
This crescent-shaped shawl is whimsical, timeless, complicated, but simple… just like Lorelei Gilmore! Beginning with 10 rows of garter stitch the shawl gently morphs into a lovely diamond lace pattern which seems complicated but the odd rows are knitted-so it’s not. The challenging lace pattern is interrupted with comfortable eyelet bands before reverting back to the diamond lace for a bit. The shawl is then finished off with a contrasting color and mesh lace. Then bookend your shawl by using the main color in your cast off picot edge.
Main color: approximately 430 yards of fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn.
Contrasting color: approximately 100 yards of fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn.
Sample uses 1 kit of TheYarnAtHomeMom in the At Home Sock Kit “I Smell Snow” colorway. (maincolor 75/20/5 superwash merino/nylon/stelina; 438 yds/400 m per skein/ball and a mini skein of 100 yds/91 m)
Needles: US size 6 (4mm) 32 inch circular
Notes on Gauge:
22 sts/30 rows = 4 inch(10 cm)
square in garter stitch after blocking.
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.
Block shawl to desired size. Approx. 66” long edge and 14.5” depth depending on blocking.
Instructions are both written and charted.
All patterns are tech edited and test knitted.