Song of Sorrow by Sara Gresbach
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Song of Sorrow

Knitting
August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
620 yards (567 m)
Depth at center: 26”/66cm Wingspan: 50”/127cm
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Crafting and creating can be such a beautiful reflection of our lives.
As knitters, we often reflect upon what was going on in our lives while we knitted a certain project, and it forever serves as a reminder of that specific event or time.

Each stitch contains a piece of what we were feeling while we worked…..joy, worry, excitement, and even sorrow.
Sometimes the knitting itself is the source of joy, and sometimes it is the distraction we need to escape reality for a few moments. On some occasions, this works and we are able to escape our sorrows, and on other occasions it doesn’t, and that’s ok.

The woven stitches in this shawl represent those emotions and life events we experience while we slowly stitch away, and it gives you permission to feel them all. This piece is meant to be savored and enjoyed, like all of life’s highs and lows, both while knitting it, and then while wearing it.

Materials:
-420 yards/384 m of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino; 420 yards/384 m per skein), or other fingering
weight yarn. Shown in Farmhouse White (MC).
-200 yards/183 m of Malabrigo Mechita (100% Merino; 420 yards/384 m per 100 grams/3.53 ounces), or other fingering
weight yarn. Shown in Diana (CC).
-US #4/3.5 mm 40”/100 cm circular needles -stitch markers (4)

Construction:
Shawl is worked from the top down beginning with a garter tab cast on. Links are provided for techniques used, including garter tab cast on, Swedish Weave stitch, working with two colors, and picot bind off.