Autumn Pond Shawl by Nailya Plaskey

Autumn Pond Shawl

Knitting
August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 - 500 yards (402 - 457 m)
about 57" at the top edge, and about 17" from top to bottom
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My inspiration for this shawl came from a vision of autumn leaves overlapping over pond water. This asymmetric triangular shawl starts with a single leaf and increases into a body of lace in shape of overlapping leaves. At about a third of the body of the shawl another color is introduced in garter stitch representing water of the pond. The drapey nature of a shawl seems perfect to convey fluidity of pond water carrying fallen leaves and also of seasonality of beautiful nature to enjoy. Made in DK weight yarn the shawl is both lightweight and substantially warm for cooler fall weather.

Pattern has been tested and includes both full size charts and sword by word instructions.

Skill level: intermediate
Finished dimensions: about 57” at the top edge, and about 17” from top to bottom
Yarn: DK weight yarn, size 3; 180 y/164 m for leaves color, 260 y/238m for garter stitch body. 2 skeins of Fern Fiber naturally dyed 100% merino, “Blueberry Summer” and “Pomegranate and Madder” were used for this sample (tag info 3.5 oz/100 g, 260 y/238m).
Needles: circular needle 36” 5mm/US8 or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 18 st and 18 rows = 4” in garter stitch
To save time , please check your gauge.