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Winnowing

Knitting
January 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in half-twisted rib pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
825 yards (754 m)
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MATERIALS
Approximately 825 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Note: Our sample used almost all of the third skein – we recommend purchasing a fourth to make sure you have enough yarn to finish.
Sample shown in Meteorite

GAUGE
Finished Gauge: 22 stitches & 32 rows = 4” measured over half- twisted rib pattern, with relaxed fabric after lace-blocking
Blocked-To Gauge: Shawl radius was stretched to 23” during blocking, creating a “blocked-to” gauge of 16 stitches & 25 rows = 4” in twisted rib pattern, measured over Knitted-On Border

NEEDLES
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: US 4 (3½ mm)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
21½” radius, measured from center point (neck) to outer border from relaxed fabric after blocking

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
Worked seamlessly in two parts and once finished; resembles a Faroese Crescent. Shawl Body is worked first, utilizing a center- out construction. Upon completion of the first section, a Knitted-On Border is worked and consumes live stitches from Shawl Body, negating the need for a traditional bind-off.

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5