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The Lamp Shawl

White Whale Vol. 1
Knitting
October 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Lamp pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1120 yards (1024 m)
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“But the whaleman, as he seeks the food of light, so he lives in light.”
Moby-Dick, “The Lamp”

Pattern includes instructions for both the cowl and shawl versions

Errata from very early versions: Row 13 should read: K6, k2tog, yo, pm, k1, yo, k2tog, rep from to last 8 sts, pm, yo, k2tog, k6.

Row 14 should read: Knit to marker, sm; work Row 1 of Chart across center 95 stitches, working 12-st rep 7 times, sm, knit to end. Continuing to work 7 edge sts at both sides in garter st … and from here on the pattern is fine.
Additionally, delete st 24 from the left side of the chart.

A shawl and cowl inspired by the whalemen’s quarters below the Pequod’s deck.

The Lamp can be worked as either a cowl or shawl, with either a garter stitch edging, which is worked as part of the main panel, or a simple crochet edging, which is worked after the main panel is complete. The shawl shown has the garter stitch edging, and the cowl shown has the crochet edging.