Sutton Shawl by Jane Purchase

Sutton Shawl

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
660 - 950 yards (604 - 869 m)
Small (Fingering) and Large (DK)
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Errata: Row 14 of the Border Section should read: kfb (yo, P2tog) to marker, sm, P1, sm, (P2tog, yo) to last st, kfb

The starkness of bare branches against a cold grey sky. The oranges, yellows, and reds, almost too vibrant to be real, of fall leaves scattered across a marbled dark rock. The vivid, alive greens and browns of a forest after the rain. The aqua and white of foam-tipped waves. Colours demanding to be admired, noticed, copied.

Sutton Shawl is a triangle shawl, knit from the top down in garter stitch, alternating with eyelet sections. It is the perfect canvas for colour exploration – Sutton can be knit in two, three, or five colours, in solid or semi-solid yarns, or in variegated yarns combined with semi-solids. Knit it in fingering weight for a drapey, light shawl, or in DK for a snuggly, warm option.

Instructions are written only in abbreviated form.

Required skills: knit, purl, increases (kfb, m1r, m1l, yo) and decreases (k2tog, p2tog).


DK weight: 950 yards/867 m total, 560 yards / 512m, in Colour A, 390 yards/356m in Colour B (three-colour version:145 yards/133m in Colour B and 215 yards/ 197m in Colour C)(Five-colour version: 45 yards/41m in Colour B, 75 yards/69 m in Colour C, 115 yards/105 m in Colour D and 155 yards/142m in Colour E)

Sample shown in Verdant Gryphon Traveller in Tulum, Oaxaca, Uskudar, Kathmandu, and Bucharest.

Fingering: 660 yards/604m total, 420 yards/384 m in Colour A, 240 yards/220 m in Colour B (Three-colour version: 96 yards/88m in Colour B, 144 yards /132m in Colour C) (Five-colour version: 28 yards/26m in Colour B, 46 yards/ 42m in Colour C, 71 yards/65m in Colour D, 100 yards/92m in Colour E)

Sample shown in Colour Adventures Sock in Fog and Raven.

Fingering weight version: 19sts and 24 rows = 10cm/4”
DK weight version: 16sts and 20 rows = 10cm/4”

Finished Dimensions:
DK: 216cm/85” wingspan, 58.5cm/23” depth
Fingering: 194cm/76” wingspan, 51cm/20” depth

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