Shoru by Rosi Garmendia
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September 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
Small and Large
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As summer leads into the chilly days of fall, you want to make sure you have something to wrap around you at the ready. A shōru, or shawl, is the easiest thing to put around your neck or shoulders when you feel those crisp autumn breezes.

This shōru design is inspired by Japanese stitches and the rich colors in Japanese culture. You knit it by starting in one corner, increase towards center-back and then decrease towards the opposite corner. With this method, you can estimate (or weigh the skein) when you are halfway through your yarn before you start knitting the other side of the shawl, ensuring that you have enough yarn to complete it. Make it as large or as small as you want by knitting more repeats.

The Alpha B Yarn is the BFF B line, a hand-dyed, 100% superwash merino, fingering weight base which comes in a wide array of rich colors. I’ve never worked with a fingering-weight yarn that blocked so beautifully and had such gorgeous drape afterwards.

Photo credit models and photographers: Rosi Garmendia, Tawana Hutchinson (Carmelnap), and Weezalana

Pattern includes written and charted directions.

Errata: A little birdie just informed me that one of the charts is missing row 24, Chart B. So that means you’ll probably receive an updated pattern after Rhinebeck. The written instructions for chart B are correct tho. :o) Sorry for the inconvenience.