Autan

Knitting
February 2018
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
573 yards (524 m)
One; easily customizable.
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Autan is a South-East wind in the South of France. Thinking of it, it’s quite funny that I grew up in a neighborhood of the suburbs of Paris where the streets are named after winds. Working on this shawl felt like going back to my roots and at the same time departing from and building upon those. The Autan wind does not blow where I grew up. But I can relate: I visited the South of France several times. All kinds of images pop up in my mind: lush green, ocher villages on hill slopes, lavender fields, cypresses and pointy roofs, warm and eroded stones, crystalline waters, stony mountains. All a feast for the eye and the senses.
The Autan shawl is inspired by these images and combines lace, stockinette, and a variegated yarn with an unusual shawl shape. Grab your needles and let’s see where Autan brings you!

Yarn
Wol met Verve Basic Lace Silk (Heavy Lace, 75% Merino, 25% Silk, 600 metres / 656 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 88 grams in color 002 (green).

Needles
3 mm (US size 2.5) circular needles or size to obtain gauge with four cable lengths as follows: (1) 80 cm / 32 inches; (2) 100 cm / 40 inches; (3) 150 cm / 60 inches. The long circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Gauge
26 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked.
17.5 stitches and 33 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, blocked.
18 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Pattern C – East, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Crochet hook 3 mm / D-3. 32 Stitch markers. Stitch markers (optional): 2 in color A, two removable stitch markers in color B, 38 in color C, one removable stitch marker in color D. Waste yarn. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One. Customizable.

Final measurements
Height (h): 51 cm / 20 inches, length (l): 105 cm / 41.25 inches, width (w): 83 cm / 32.5 inches.

Skill level
Knit, purl, single and multiple increases and decreases. Provisional Crochet CO. Garter tab. Body with relatively easy to memorise stitch patterns and easy patterning on both sides. Edging with stitch pattern requiring some attention and patterning on both sides. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat in three Sections plus an Edging to form a three-quarter square shawl with elongated sides.
Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a huge thank you to my truly awesome test knitter on Ravelry: carolfitz2.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!