A Potent Remedy by Alex Richards

A Potent Remedy

September 2018
Wild In The Woods 1 ply Canadian Wool
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
640 yards (585 m)
long edge: 55" (139.5cm); center spine: 21" (53.5cm)
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This pattern is part of the Found Objects collection. This project was based on the idea that inspiration can be found in every nook and cranny of our daily lives, especially the ones that seem the most unremarkable. Each piece in this collection is based on a found object. These objects were gathered from the places I see and inhabit every day. Every item I chose had a story to share, and from those stories came inspiration for seven knitted accessories, which may someday, in turn, inspire someone else.

Inspired by the curves and lines of a fallen leaf, A Potent Remedy is a two-colour crescent shawl featuring a simple lace pattern and just a few stripes.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: 640 yards (585 metres), 160 g fingering weight yarn
MC: 300 yards (274 metres), 75 g fingering weight yarn
CC: 340 yards (311 metres), 85 g fingering weight yarn
Sample shown in Wild in the Woods 1 ply Canadian wool (100% non-superwash wool, 400 yards 366 metres, 100 g) x 1 skein each in Natural White (MC) and Seafolk - Amethyst (CC)
Notions: tapestry needle
Gauge: 20 stitches x 27 rows = 4” (10 cm), over stockinette, blocked