Surrey Shawl by Dartmouth Yarns
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Surrey Shawl

June 2017
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
Shawlette or full shawl
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Has your sweetheart ever taken you out for a ride in a surrey with the fringe on top? I was in Oklahoma while I was working on this pattern, and the song “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” from the musical “Oklahoma!” was looping through my head. This simple garter stitch shawl has a knitted-in fringe on top, or at least along one long side.

The shawl’s asymmetrical triangular design lets you use as little or as much yarn as you want to make a small shawlette or a shoulder-warming, full-size shawl. You can also choose to use any weight yarn at any gauge you please. It is perfect for tv or travel knitting—you won’t have to refer to the pattern after the first few rows.

Materials: Choose any yarn you like, any weight or fibre. For a light, drapey fabric, try 75g-125g of fingering weight yarn (sock yarn is great) with a 4-4.5mm circular needle. For a more substantial fabric, choose 150-200g of worsted weight yarn and a 5-5.5mm circular needle. Match the needle diameter to the yarn, going at least .5mm above the size recommended on the ball band. The shawl is knit flat; the circular needle is to hold the large number of stitches. You also need 1 stitch marker, scissors, and a darning needle to weave in ends.

Gauge: Gauge is not important, as long as you like the density of the fabric. Gauge is determined by your yarn, the needle size, and your natural tension.

Photos: The photos show one Surrey Shawl knit with 85g of Fleece Artist Cottage Sock, colourway Glacier (this page). Knit using a 4.0mm needle to a (lightly blocked) gauge of 5 st/in. and finished dimensions of approximately 57” x 12”. Also pictured (page 1) is a shawl knit from 75g total of Fleece Artist BFL 2/8 in two contrasting colourways, Violeta (25g) and Sugar Plum (50g). This shawl was, also, knit with 4.0mm needles, at a (lightly blocked) gauge of 5 st./in. and finished dimensions of 57” x 14”. Fringe on both is about 4.5” long.