Kiss Your Kiddo by Meaghan Schmaltz

Kiss Your Kiddo

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
420 - 450 yards (384 - 411 m)
52” / 132 cm wingspan by 11” / 28 cm tall at deepest point
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A simple crescent shaped garter-knit shawlette with a cute, contrasting lacework border.

THE STORY
The first time I have the opportunity to use a new yarn, especially that from an indie dyer, I like to pay homage to the dyer. This shawl is dedicated to Republic of Wool and the beautiful creator of the yarn - Michele (formerly Kisskisskiddo on Ravelry).

MATERIALS

  • MC: Republic of Wool Twist Fingering (fingering weight; 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 400 yds/100g): 1 skein / 300 yds ‘Pollen’
  • CC: Republic of Wool Twist Fingering (fingering weight; 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 200 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein / 150 yds (unnamed yellow)
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 40” / 100 cm circular needle (or preferred length)
  • Removable stitch marker
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE
52” / 132 cm wingspan by 11” / 28 cm tall at deepest point

PROJECT GAUGE
20 sts and 40 rows = 4” /10 cm over garter stitch worked flat, taken after blocking

NOTES

  • This shawlette is knit in garter stitch, is constructed in a crescent shape and worked flat. Written instructions are provided for the body of the shawl; written and charted instructions are provided for the shawl border. Charted instructions are found on page 3.
  • Pattern repeats on the chart are indicated by a red border; repeats in the written instructions are enclosed in bolded square brackets.
  • This shawl best fits a 40” circular needle however the user may substitute longer or shorter needles for comfort.
  • It is recommended to clip a removable stitch marker to the RS of the work to differentiate from the WS as this is a garter knit shawl.
  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a different gauge than noted will result in the use of more (or less) yardage.
  • The size of the shawl can be easily adjusted by adding (or removing) increments of 20 sts to the Shawl Body stitch count before working the Shawl Border.