Sowerby by Annika Barranti


December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in BLOCKED garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
825 - 1100 yards (754 - 1006 m)
One Size
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was the first novel I read, approximately five minutes after I figured out that whole reading business. It has remained a favorite for nearly three decades, and was much loved by many others for a good 75 years before I found it. One of my favorite characters is Susan Sowerby, Dickon and Martha’s mother, who kindly looks out for Mary and boldly (but gently) interferes when Archibald Craven needs it.

I chose a lovely yarn that drapes around the shoulders to keep you warm on a rainy night, in a color that reminds me of the way the moors looked when Mary Lenox first saw them—grey, but not quite lifeless after all…

The wide bottom edge is knitted first, end to end, and stitches picked up along one side; short rows are worked to shape the shawl into a crescent.

The size can easily be changed by differing gauge or working a different number of stitches.

One size

Approximately 60 inch wingspan, 22 inch depth

20 sts and 40 rows equal 4 inches in garter st before blocking
16 sts and 32 rows equal 4 inches in garter st after blocking

Lorna’s Laces Honor [70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; 275 yds /100grams]
4 skeins Dusk
NOTE: the sample used every inch of three skeins.

US #5 32-inch circular Or needle size to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

Technical Editing by Joeli Caparco.