Spring Festival by Jo Kelly

Spring Festival

March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
323 - 339 yards (295 - 310 m)
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A quick and varied knit, resulting in a light wee neckerchief to keep the spring chill at bay. Buds, leaves and burgeoning blossoms to remind you that warmer times are on their way.

3 x 25g (105m/115yds) balls Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. The shawl takes approx 310m/340yds of light fingering or fingering weight yarn. Have an extra ball ready just in case!

4mm/US 6 80cm/32” circular needle (or longer)

crochet hook and/or waste yarn for provisional cast-on (depending on your preferred method)

a small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast-on

stitch markers, 4

larger needle for casting off

18 sts and 32 rows per 10cm/ 5 sts and 8 rows per inch (approx.) measured over blocked stocking stitch.

Height: 40cm/16” approx. Width along top edge: 114cm/45” approx. Note when blocking that the top edge sweeps upwards at the widest points.

Thanks to Clare Devine for tech editing, and Fiona Tulloch for test knitting.