Macera by Amy Gunderson


August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2272 yards (2078 m)
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Macera is the Turkish word for adventure, and this shawl is a marvelous match for your next one. Whether you’re romping around distant mountains, enjoying a rainy day exploring a new city, or are visiting friends and family for the holidays, this design is guaranteed to find a home draped over your shoulders on every chilly day of the year.

Macera features squishy garter stitch, graphic colorwork stripes, and a classic lace edging. It is knit from the top down beginning with a tab cast-on. During the stripe sections, change colors using the stranded method. During garter sections, increase rows are worked every RS row. During Stripe Sections, increases are worked 3 out of every 4 rows to compensate for the difference in row gauge. The border is worked as a knit-on edging. One stitch at the end of every row of the border is knit together with a shawl body stitch.

Wingspan: 78”
Depth in Center: 39”

Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash (90% superwash wool, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose; 100g/284 yds)
407 Denim (MC) – 5 balls
404 Olive (CC1) – 1 ball
410 Porcelain (CC2) – 1 ball
408 Navy (CC3) – 1 ball
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 40” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 8 (5 mm) 40” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins

17 sts x 34 rows = 4” in garter st using smaller ndl
17 sts x 20 rows = 4” in stranded knitting using larger ndl
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Note - The Stripe Sections require a multiple of 4 stitches + 3. The original chart showed this as a multiple of 4 stitches + 1. This has been corrected in the current version of this pattern. (9/25/2018)