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S.O.S. Shawl

Knitting
January 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
375 yards (343 m)
One size fits most. Apprx 19" down center back and 44.5 across top from tip to tip.

This pattern was originally published as part of Twisted’s Shawlette Club in January 2012. It will be available to the public on April 1, 2012.

Save Our Shawls! In the middle of a TV cop drama explanation of Morse Code and SOS, my mind leaped to knitting (wouldn/t everyone’s?). The dot, dot, dot and dash, dash, dash soon became yarn over, yarn over, yarn over and dropped stitch, dropped stitch, dropped stitch. Oh the possibilities!

In the end I settled on a combination of striping the two together, mixed with a little stockinette and garter stitch for texture. This SOS may not call in the cavalry, but I think it’s a great way to save yourself from plain tee shirts and knitting boredom.

Skill level: advanced beginner