Spring Garden Shawl by Jenny Snedeker

Spring Garden Shawl

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
327 - 654 yards (299 - 598 m)
one size 61" wide by 16" deep
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This pattern is available for free.

The inspiration for this shawl is the return of spring. Rows of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils popping up in the garden signal the return of warmer weather. This shawl is the perfect accessory to wear for strolling in the garden when the temperatures are still a bit chilly.
This crescent shaped shawl is started with the border which is worked lengthwise, then stitches are picked up and the body is worked in garter stitch using short rows.

Materials
Knit Picks Hawthorne (3.5 oz/100 g, 357 yd/327 m, 80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool/20% Polyamide), fingering weight yarn CYCA 1, 1 hank Burlingame (MC); 1 hank Rose City, (CC)

US size 6 4 mm straight and 32” 81.5 cm circular needles or size to obtain correct gauge

3 Stitch markers; 1 color for center marker and 2 different colored markers for short row markers; Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
16 sts and 32 rows = 4” 10 cm in garter stitch after blocking

To save time, be sure to check your gauge.

Pattern Notes
This is a crescent shaped shawl worked bottom up beginning with the border lace. Stitches are then picked up and the body is worked to the top using short rows for shaping.
All measurements are taken after blocking. Gauge is not critical but will affect the amount of yarn needed.