Mind Over Miter by Nancy Whitman

Mind Over Miter

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1340 yards (1225 m)
one size
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One day, I was playing around with stripes in an image manipulation program. After duplicating and rotating the image, Mind Over Miter was born. It’s a modular garter stitch shawl that uses decreases and a three needle bind off to create unusual mitered stripes. Amply sized, the shawl is large enough to be worn on its own or fit under a coat. The garter stitch makes for easy knitting and a cosy fabric. Four colors are used - two for the borders and two for the interior stripes. The knitting is pretty straightforward, but creates a complex looking shawl. If you have enjoyed my other modular shawls Eden Prairie, High Street Shawl or Piet on Point, this one will be no exception.

To knit Mind Over Miter, you need basic knitting skills such as casting on, binding off, increasing and decreasing. All other techniques are clearly explained and I am always available for help. Please note that to work a long tail cast on in the middle of a row of knitting, use a second length of yarn, secured with your other hand, and cast on as usual.

Note that the last image on the left is what was created on the computer. I included it just for the color combo.

Blocked Measurements
• Neck edge width: approximately 65”/165cm
• Center depth: approximately 27.5”/70cm
23 stitches/48 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after blocking.
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 1 skein each Iris (OBC), Grasshopper (C2) and Medieval (IBC), 2 skeins Antler (C1). Actual yardage used is approximately 180 yards OBC, 580 yards C1, 405 yards of C2, and 175 yards IBC.