Prairie Skies by Caitlin Hunter
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Prairie Skies

Knitting
July 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
one size
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Inspired by the golden grasslands and wide open blue skies of the Montana prairie, this lovely worsted weight shawl will keep you warm and cozy even against bracing northern winds. Drape it around your shoulders over a soft linen dress in the day and wrap it snugly around your neck as the sun goes down. Knit up up in a cushy, super soft woolen yarn with an easy textural pattern and simple lace motif, this shawl is a relaxing and enjoyable knit. The prairie skies shawl is perfect to layer over tanks and sundresses for summer, or piled on over flannels and sweaters in the colder months.

Yarn:
600 yards Worsted Weight
400 yards of Main Color, 200 yards in Contrast Color

Suggested Yarn: Farmer’s Daughter Fibers “Squish Worsted” Sample uses 3 skeins of Squish Worsted, 2 in Eagle Eye for the MC, 1 in Castle Rock for the CC.

Needles:
Size: US 8/5mm (32in/80cm-40in/100cm circular recommended)

Notions:
stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge (measured over stockinette stitch):
14 sts and 25 rows/ 4in/10cm

Finished Measurements:
71in/178cm across, 30in/76cm center depth

ERRATA: The first edition of this pattern contained an error in the second and 3rd repeats of Row 6 in Wildflower Section 1. The pattern has been amended to include the following information:
On 2nd and 3rd repeats of row 6, work as follows: K4, sm, yo, k7, WK,k5, WK; repeat from * to last 7 sts before m, k7, yo, sm, sl1pw, k2, sm, yo, k7, WK, k5, WK; repeat from to last 7 sts before m, k7, yo, sm, k4.*
The current edition of this pattern contains the correct instructions. My apologies for any confusion caused by this omission!