The Big Skinny by Cheryl Toy
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The Big Skinny

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 480 yards (366 - 439 m)
54" across top edge, 8" in depth
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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I’m ready for something cozy around my neck, something I can wear with a blouse or a t-shirt for a little extra warmth, something homey and simple, squishy and soft. I want something, but not a whole lot of something. Enter The Big Skinny, a very narrow, shallow shawl, more of a shaped scarf actually, worked in spongey garter stitch. Very nearly a full circle, Skinny creates soft ripples when worn with the narrow ends hanging in front, yet its circular shape is just right to hug your neck and shoulders when wrapped snugly around. A mirthful eyelet row joins the border and picks up color from a simple single stripe near the neck. The Big Skinny is perfect in Kenzie by HiKoo, a clever blend of New Zealand merino, angora, alpaca and silk. It’s soft with a delicate halo, yet has a rustic, tweedy quality that’s just right for fall. Team a neutral with a bright or two tonal shades; you’ll want to make more than one of this very easy piece, perfect for TV knitting as you catch up on all your favorite shows.