Alive & Free by Annie Lupton

Alive & Free

Knitting
August 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
500 - 620 yards (457 - 567 m)
DK Version: 92” / 234 cm Wingspan X 18” / 46 cm Center Depth • Fingering Version: 86” / 218.5 cm Wingspan X 13” / 33 cm Center Depth
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Alive & Free is an easy, fun shawl design perfect for showcasing your favorite hand-dyed speckled yarns. It starts out knit side-to-side with stripes as a traditional asymmetrical shawl, then, German short row shaping is used in the center to create a solid diamond shape, setting you up to work the second wing as a mirror image of the first! Showcased in two gorgeous shades of On The Round Everyday DK yarn and 2 bold shades of Neighborhood Fibre Co.’s Studio Sock fingering weight yarn, the color mixing possibilities are endless! Alive & Free is a great take-anywhere project that is relaxing and easy to knit and fun to wear!

Finished Dimensions:
DK Version: 92” / 234 cm Wingspan X 18” / 46 cm Center Depth
Fingering Version: 86” / 218.5 cm Wingspan X 13” / 33 cm Center Depth

Materials:
• DK Version: The Round Everyday DK yarn
(100% superwash merino wool, 310 yards / 284
meters per 100 grams)
• MC Pickle (green): Approximately 375 yards /
343 meters OR 2 skeins
• CC Oxidize (blue): Approximately 250 yards /
229 meters OR 1 skein
• Fingering Version: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Stu-
dio Sock yarn (100% organic Merino wool, 400
yards /365 meters per 113 grams)
• MC Bolton Hill (red): Approximately 290 yards /
265 meters OR 1 skein
• CC Oliver (mustard): Approximately 190 yards /
174 meters OR 1 skein

Gauge:
• DK Version: 20 sts and 32 rows over 4” / 10 cm
worked in garter st flat, after blocking
• Fingering Version: 24 sts and 36 rows over 4” /
10 cm worked in garter st flat, after blocking

Needles:
• DK Verson: Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” / 61 cm circu-
lar needle or size needed to obtain gauge
• Fingering Version: Size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” / 61 cm
circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions:
• Tapestry needle, locking stitch marker