Touchstone by Laura Aylor
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Touchstone

Knitting
August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in lightly blocked garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
560 - 675 yards (512 - 617 m)
one (see notes) but easy to customize
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

To celebrate my new Ravelry shop name - Fogbound Knits, I’m offering this pattern for free for a time. (I’m not sure how long this offer will be valid - I’m feeling allergic to deadlines at the moment!)

Spend $25 or more in my Ravelry shop in one transaction and you will automatically receive 25% off your entire purchase!

Sometimes you need to just wind up that recent yarn purchase and knit for the pure joy if it. To remember why you knit.

The combination of a simple stitch pattern (the eyelet pattern from Therapy) and garter stitch in this shawl make it ideal for highly variegated yarns, but it will be equally beautiful in any solid color you love.

The pattern is easily memorized and you don’t need to count stitches. It was designed with heavier-weight yarns (DK and worsted) in mind but could be adapted for different weights.

As written and knit in a DK weight yarn, the shawl measures 88” across by 20” deep. Using a lighter weight yarn will give you a smaller shawl or you can add rows for a larger one - either between the patterned rows or by adding another segment at the end. If you want a smaller shawl, it’s simple to omit rows or segments.

Pattern chat thread is here.

If you are looking for some lovely variegated yarns in DK/light worsted, check out Sunshine Yarns Merino DK (check for updates here), and the Babette colorways of Yowza, Kaweah, and Kunlun.