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Verdure

Understory
Knitting Kninja
Knitting
April 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 8 needles for large size
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 680 yards (549 - 622 m)
small, large
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April’s lush new growth fills the woodland floors in a riot of bright young greens and fast growing leafy plants reaching for the light before the canopy fills in entirely. This shawl, composed of different leaf shapes and Faroese construction, is inspired by the verdant hues and herbage of spring. Both sizes result in a true shawl rather than a shawlette, good for wrapping around a short sleeved top or light dress on a cool evening. Both samples were knit in spring greens, but it would be easy to change the season by changing the colors. Greys or whites for frosty winter, oranges, reds, or golds for autumn, deep greens for summer.

NOTE: There are two PDFs, one labeled charts, one labeled written. These are identical in content, but have different layouts to more easily facilitate chart users or those who rely on the written pattern. Both have the charts and the written pattern.

SIZES
Small: 60 inches wide, 24 inches long
Large: 85 inches wide, 34 inches long

MATERIALS

  • 2 skeins Malabrigo Sock for size Small 100% Superwash Merino; 440 yds per 100g skein - shown in Lettuce
  • 4 skeins Malabrigo Silky Merino for size Large 51% Silk, 49% Merino; 150 yds per 50g skein - shown in Manzanilla Olive
  • U.S. size 6 (4 mm) 24” or longer circular needle for size Small
  • U.S. size 8 (5 mm) 24” or longer circular needle for size Large
  • tapestry needle

GAUGE
Small: 26 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles
Large: 19 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 8 needle

Tech edited by Lauren Cross