this shawl was inspired by a trip to alaska!
a few notes and small modifications:
~you may need to enlarge the chart, i found 8 1/2 x 14 worked best. don’t forget (like i did) when working colorwork, charts are read from right to left on right side rows and from left to right on the wrong side. before starting it helped to number the rows also which were unmarked.
~ when the chart is done, the directions tell you to work a total of 20 rows, i knit 30 which seemed to give a more pleasing balance.
~ when picking up stitches for the top border, i worked approximatly 5 sts. per inch.
~ along with using magnets to keep my place, i used highlight markers to mark off each completed row.
~ duplicate stitch. at some of the edges, it came in handy.
~ i made a single crochet loop to close it, with an antler toggle button, from alaska!
beaverslide dry goods merino wool and fine kid mohair is truly gorgeous to work with, and wear. and at 458 yds. per 4 oz. skein, a wonderful value. this took approx. 7 ozs of the mink heather and 3 ozs of white. maybe enough left for a small pair of mitts?!