Palate Cleanser Shawl by Wendy D. Johnson
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Palate Cleanser Shawl

Knitting
March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, lightly blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
1 size, with instructions for re-sizing
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This simple shawl works up quickly in DK weight yarn, but you could use any weight wool to knit it. Choose a needle size that gives you a nice drape: a size or two larger than recommended for the yarn. You can also vary the patterns, working more or fewer rows of the garter and lace patterns.

You can knit this shawl using a gradient, a solid color, a variegated colorway, or work it in stripes of two or more colors.

It’s easy to work until you have used up all your yarn: just keep working until you are almost out of yarn, making sure you have enough remaining to work the stretchy cast-off, which uses enough yarn for 2 rows of regular knitting.

The pattern is written out: no charts.

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches, after light blocking

Finished size: approximately 76” wingspan x 36” deep, at deepest point, lightly blocked

Yarn Requirements: 800 yards DK weight yarn. Yarn used for sample: Violet Lynx Dyeworks Pearl 250 (100% extrafine merino), 250m (273yd) per 100 grams (3.5 oz), Spring Breeze colorway: approximately 785 yards used.

Needles: U.S. size 6 (4.0mm) circular needle, 24-inch or longer, or size to get gauge.