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Winged Samara

LeftSideKnits
Knitting
November 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
424 - 650 yards (388 - 594 m)
customizable
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Winged Samara is a crescent shaped shawl knit in one piece from the center-top outward. It is shaped by all the increasing being done on the edging. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

The pattern name comes from the proper term for a maple wing, which always sparks a favorite childhood memory - my Grandfather & I, splitting those wings and sticking them to the end of our noses. Can you see them in the stitch motif?

Yarn
Approximately 575 yards of fingering weight yarn - Testers used anywhere from 424 yards to 650 yards total, depending on gauge.

Sample Shown in:
Becoming Art Agave Fingering 70% merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon blend with 420 yards/113 grams
Total used: 424 yards/114 grams used

Needle
1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 24-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

Notions
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers for marking edgings, if desired

Gauge
26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 5 needles

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Finished Size
48” across (opening wider because it was blocked with a curve) by 15” down spine

Abbreviations/Stitches Used
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
kyok – k1, yo, k1 in same stitch (double increase)
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 together
psso - pass slipped sts over
RS – right side
sl – slip
s2kp2 – slip 2 together knitwise, k1, psso
ssk – slip, slip (knitwise), knit slipped sts together
ssp – slip, slip (knitwise), return 2 slipped sts back to left needle and purl slipped sts together through the back loop
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over