Skep by Bristol Ivy

Skep

Knitting
July 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in double garter stitch, after vigorous lace blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
520 - 720 yards (475 - 658 m)
70” (178 cm) wingspan by 25” (63.5 cm) depth

Named after the traditional basket used in beekeeping, Skep plays with dramatically curving lace and unusual increase placement on a background of lush double garter stitch.

The Skep Shawl is exclusive to the Cashgora Shawl Club, and will be available to the general public in July of 2019. Please leave a comment if you’re interested in being notified when that occurs, or click here to sign up for the club!

Finished Measurements
70” (178 cm) wingspan by 25” (63.5 cm) depth

Yarn
Handspun Sportweight Cashgora by Cashmere People (100% hand-dyed, hand-spun cashgora goat; between 260-359 yds (240-331 m)/100g)
2 skeins in Sanguine (warm) or Borscht (cool)

Needles
24-40” (60-100 cm) circular needle
Suggested size: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Gauge
12 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in double garter stitch, after vigorous lace blocking