Saxifrage by Rebecca Hope Osborn


April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.75 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
436 yards (399 m)
Appx. 4 feet wide and 13 inches deep
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This shawlette was inspired by the small flowers that cover the arctic tundra of Baffin Island during the summer. Inspired by our visit to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut territory, I chose to use this, the state flower, as the shawl’s motif. For the full story of the design process, visit my blog.

This shawl calls for one skein each of Woolpaca yarn by Colorstorms. The motif is a fairly simple slip stitch motif, no fair isle skills required! Charts and fully written directions are included; this is one of those rare (in my humble opinion) instances in which written directions are probably easiest to use.

Indulge in this quick knit for your spring collection, or for summer days spent in air conditioning - or for a cooler day in the arctic summer!

Saxifrage has been independently test knit twice.