Pine Barrens Shawl by Sarah Punderson

Pine Barrens Shawl

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
81in wide by 23 in deep
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I often ask my knitting friends to help me name my patterns, but this one was easy. The green and golden brown colors instantly reminded one friend of the acres of pine trees in our area called the Pine Barrens. The needles of the evergreen trees contrasted with the blanket of dried needles on the ground and the pop of the aster stitch looks like little pine cones. Perfect.

Starting with just 7 stitches at one end, you keep increasing until you bind off, creating a flattering, easy to style, bias shawl.
Only basic skills are needed, except for the Aster Flower Stitch.
I have included instructions and an online source for reference. Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, and a stitch glossary.
Skill level: Intermediate, only because of the Aster Flower Stitch.

Substitute Yarn Any two skeins of fingering weight yarn with at least 400 yds each can be used. Two skeins, one of each color.

Gauge: 5 sts and 10 rows = 1in/2.5cm in garter stitch Correct gauge is not critical for this project, if your gauge is looser, you may use more than 400 yds of each color.