spring cleaning by ash alberg

spring cleaning

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1260 yards (1152 m)
top edge: 99” (251.5cm); centre spine: 33.5” (85cm)
This pattern is available for C$9.00 CAD buy it now

with the fresh breath of spring often comes the inescapable itch to clean and shake off the cobwebs of winter. windows are opened, surfaces dusted, and stashes are side-eyed as the change of seasons brings forth new colour crushes. this shawl is a perfect stash-buster or stash enhancer, using three full skeins of fingering weight yarn to create a generous, easy-going shawl. garter stripes are interrupted with lace wedges and finished off with a mirroring lace border. it’s the perfect design for gearing up for warmer weather and longer days.

needles: US 6 (4mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: mc: 420 yards (385 metres), 115g of fingering weight yarn
cc1: 420 yards (385 metres), 115g of fingering weight yarn
cc2: 420 yards (385 metres), 115g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in tanis fiber arts’ blue label (420 yards 385 metres, 115g, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon) x 3 skeins, shown in 1 skein each of pink grapefruit (mc), frost (cc1), and sticks & stones (cc2)

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 12 stitches x 20 rows = 4” (10cm), over garter stitch, blocked
15 stitches x 36 rows = 4” (10cm), over lace stitch, blocked