Whispers In The Wind by Naomi Grace
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Whispers In The Wind

Knitting
June 2017
Mary Gaven Yarns
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1.3 mm
930 - 950 yards (850 - 869 m)
Small, Large,
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The Whispers In The Wind shawl was inspired by the colorful layered rock formations that arise from the desert in northern Arizona—The Painted Desert. I remember as a teenager standing on a desert bluff overlooking the vast emptiness. My emotions tumbling out of me. Standing on the brink of change and not sure I would know who I was. But soon the peace and tranquility of the desert surrounded me. Stirring my soul. I would gaze into the heavens as the sun fell to the horizon and feel the cool evening breeze shiver up my arms. Close my eyes, breathe in the warmth of the day and the coolness of the night, and trust that life will be ok.
Has the thought of failure and change overwhelmed you? So much so that you are unable to complete an action? The fear that holds you paralyzed, standing still, not taking action because of all of your reasoned excuses. But what if you just took one step in the right direction? What if you closed your eyes and listened to the desert wind whisper— “Give it a try!”

Designed to use two skeins of Mary Gavan Yarns on her Desert base (a 50/50 blend of cotton and bamboo) or any colorful and highly variegated yarn with a coordinating neutral.

Knit in a bamboo/cotton blend, this easy to knit crescent shawl will be a go to summer wrap. Perfect for the warm summer days and cool nights, the cotton yarn will drape perfectly around your sun-kissed skin.

Level
Intermediate

Skills
Garter stitch
Yarn over
Decreases
Simple shaping
I cord bind off
Carrying yarn with two colors
Beading with a crochet hook-optional

Materials
Main color: approximately 475 yards of fingering weight cotton/bamboo or cotton/bamboo blend.

Contrasting color: approximately 475 yards of fingering weight cotton/bamboo or cotton/bamboo blend.

Sample uses two skeins of Mary Gavan Yarns Desert (50% Organic Cotton, 50% Bamboo; 475 yards / 434 meters/ skein); In the colorways “Swirl” (a motley/variegated skein) and “Dusty Silver” (a shiny silvery white)

Needles:
US size 6 (4mm) 32 inch circular or larger or size needed for gauge.

Other Notions: Stitch markers, approx. 250 6/0 beads, US #10 (1.3mm) crochet hook.

Gauge: Blocked
24 sts/30 rows = 4 inch(10 cm)
square in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Note: Gauge is not critical for this shawl. Gauge may vary depending upon yarn used and how it responds to blocking. Your gauge will affect the amount of yarn used

Finished Measurements
Block shawl to desired size. Sample measures 73.5 in/186.69 cm on long edge and 19 in/48.26 cm in depth after blocking.


Instructions are both written and charted.
Pattern tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins and test knitted by CrystalTeaKnits, Minderelli, Knitternat81, Sarinja, and Amdelahunty.