Always Better Together by Brenda Brayfield

Always Better Together

July 2021
Rowan Summerlite
Rowan Cotton Cashmere
Rowan Softyak
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
880 - 973 yards (805 - 890 m)
One size but easily customizable
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Available from River City Yarns for $8.00 CAD

Always Better Together is a project that will keep you engaged from start to finish! It features an eye-catching interplay of slipstitch colourwork and simple lace. Knit in sections of single and two-colour patterns, it is never boring. Lots of colour, lots of texture, and lots of variety to hold your interest.

Always Better Together is an asymmetrical triangular shawl knit sideways from one tip to the opposite edge. Trendy and stylish, it is a joy to knit and easy to wear! Designed with Rowan Summerlite DK yarn, it is the perfect, airy, drapey summer knit.

This pattern was originally released as a 6-Clue Mystery KAL by River City Yarns, Edmonton, AB. Links to RCY’s video tutorials, helpful hints and tips from the MKAL are included.

Modifications for Fingering Weight yarn and a larger shawl are included, in addition to a variety of Edging and Bind Off options.

If using a DK weight yarn:
Finished Measurements: Wingspan – 82”/208cm; Centre Depth – 28”/71cm.
Materials: Main colour (MC) – 470m/514yds; Contrast colour (CC) – 420m/460yds
Needle: 4.00mm/US 6 or needle required to get gauge
Gauge: 21sts/29 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking

If using a Fingering weight yarn:
Finished Measurements: Wingspan – 80”/203cm; Centre Depth – 22”/56cm.
Material: Main colour (MC) – 400m/440yds; Contrast colour (CC) – 365m/400yds
Needles: 3.75mm/US 5 and 4.00mm/US 6 or needles required to get gauge
Gauge: 24 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking with smaller needle

Notions: Split markers, ring markers, scissors, tapestry needle and blocking equipment.

The pattern features row-by-row written instructions with stitch counts for every row.

Charts are for pattern repeat only and do not include side shaping.

Want to see more finished photos and yarn suggestions? Take a look at our Ravelry discussion for Clue 6 of the MKAL: