Snowsweep by Jennifer Dassau


December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 1200 yards (274 - 1097 m)
74” length and 24” depth, customizable.
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Sweeping rows of eyelets, placed gradually further apart, curve along this reversible shawl. Worked from a few stitches at one tip, the garter stitch grows asymmetrically with picots at one edge, to a matching picot finish. A simple knit with dramatic results, Snowsweep may be customized to use any amount of yardage, and to adjust the frequency of eyelet accent rows.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit, increasing/decreasing, picots.

Size: 74” length and 24” depth, customizable.

Yarn: Woolfolk Sno (100% Ovis 21 ultimate merino wool; 223 yards/204m/50g), shown in Color No. 1+2 (pale grey and off white); 4 skeins. The sample as written used approximately 780 yards, but any amount of fingering weight yarn may be used; see Designer’s Notes.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 36 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

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