Aura by Susie Gourlay


August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1395 - 1425 yards (1276 - 1303 m)
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This generously sized rectangular shawl will become your new go to accessory. Knit on the bias with 3 different skeins, you can play up colours, maximize yardage and wear it in a number of ways! Whether you want a poncho, cowl, wrap, oversized shrug, scarf or capelet this shawl has you covered in style.

The stitch patterns lend themselves well to solid colours, stripes, gradients, speckle dyed, tonal, hand painted yarns and handspun!

I am proud to partner with local prairie artisans with this design, including Ally of Dye for Ewe and Ash of Sunflower Knit, in support of the Manitoba Fibre Festival.

- 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn approximately 465 yards each
Dye for Ewe – Fingerlicious 465 yards (425.2 m) 115g Single Ply 100% Merino
Colour A: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees
Colour B: Fall Shadows
Colour C: Plum Dandy

  • 32” Circular knitting needles ~ size US 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Interlocking stitch marker (optional)
  • 7 - ¾” buttons
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tools for blocking

18 stitches X 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette unblocked using size US 9 (5.5mm) needles

Before Blocking: 63” (160 cm) length X 21.5” (55 cm) depth
After Blocking: 69” (175 cm) length X 33” (84 cm) depth

Skills Needed:
Basic knitting and purling, increases and decreases, slipping stitches

Abbreviations and stitches used:
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
kfb – knit into the front and the back of stitch
p – purl
rs – right side
sl – slipped stitch
ssk – slip, slip, knit
ws – wrong side
yo – yarn over