Social Fabric by Catherine Gamroth

Social Fabric

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
405 yards (370 m)
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This pattern is available from for C$6.00.

This shawl was inspired by everything Knit City. The colours echo the logo: the urban greys and blacks, the brick orange, and the greeny-blue of the trees. The shape of the shawl - a triangle knit sideways rather than centre-out – is rooted in the mix of tradition and
innovation on display throughout the event. And, in case this was all too subtle, the edging incorporates the trees from the logo and the words KNIT CITY in a lacy stitch pattern.

The name, Social Fabric, is a nod both to the fantastic Knit Social team that organizes this event, and to the community of knitters who are brought together for these two days in October.

Paired with our self-striping shawl yarn, this is a straightforward knit, but never boring. Waiting for the next stripe will keep you wanting to knit just one…more…row…

The sample shown required one skein of Gauge Dye Works MCN Fingering Shawl Striping (115 g / 4 oz), in colourway “Shorn This Way”. If substituting a different caterpillargreen shawl yarn, you will want to start the border when there is enough yarn remaining for at least 35 rows. If the yarn has even stripes, you can use this to determine when to start the border. (E.g. if each stripe is approximately 8 rows, start the border when there are 5 stripes/40 rows remaining.)

This pattern can also be worked with no stripes in a solid yarn, or would be a great stash buster, working every stripe in a different colour. If substituting yarn, work each stripe for 14 rows. Begin the border when there are at least 133 stitches on the needles.

As written, the pattern includes the words KNIT CITY spelled out in lace in the border of the shawl. If you would like to substitute your own word, a full alphabet of lace letters is included. You may wish to consult the KNIT CITY charts for guidance on placement and spacing of letters.