Milkweed Shawl by Nikki Van De Car
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Milkweed Shawl

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Milkweed patt.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
490 yards (448 m)
46" wide and 15 1/2" deep.
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Designer Nikki Van De Car

Finished Size 46” wide and 15 1/2” deep.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk; 490 yd 448 m/3 1/2 oz 100 g): #413 rosewater, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 36 rows = 4” in Milkweed patt.

“With milkweed disappearing and taking the Monarch butterfly with it, there’s no more joyous sight in October than milkweed fluff drifting its way across a field. The Milkweed Shawl is meant to celebrate fall and the ways in which this season of dying is also one of rebirth.”