Knowth by Karie Westermann

Knowth

Knitting
August 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch Blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
917 yards (839 m)
Shawl Width: 54.5” / 138.5 cm
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This pattern was originally published in Echoes of Heather and Stone, a collection curated by Carol Feller.

The Knowth shawl is less a straightforward interpretation of the stone – although its half-circle shape and strong geometric lines obviously lend themselves to knitwear design – but more a meditation upon what time and mark-making mean to a knitter. Garter stitch is easy to knit, but its meditative rhythm is interrupted by slipped stitches that stack to form etchings on top of the knitted fabric. An almost-hourglass-like cable also nods to marking time and its relative complexity asks that the knitter slow down.

SIZES
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Shawl Width: 54.5” / 138.5 cm
Shawl Depth: 22” / 56 cm

YARN
Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Linen, 20% Yak, 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50g); Colours: MC: Bare Necessities (9806), 4 skeins; CC: Angry Monkey (9807), 3 skeins;
Approx Yardage Used: MC: 535 yds / 489 m; CC: 382 yds / 350 m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US size 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
2 markers A, 7 markers B, 8 removable markers C, Tapestry needle, Cable needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 35 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch blocked Edge Chart meas 3.5” / 9 cm across