Behind the Sun by Cate Carter-Evans

Behind the Sun

Knitting
October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 425 yards (366 - 389 m)
72 inches / 184 cm wide, 12 inches / 31 cm long at center.
This pattern is available for free.

Inspired by the sun’s last rays over water, this sleek and modern elongated crescent shawl is worked from the center out in a combination of stockinette and garter stitch.

Simple stripes and a wide border are complimented by the unique texture of hand-spun yarns. Easy to memorize, this project is ideal for social or travel knitting.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills, wrap & turn short rows, and increases (kfb).

Finished Size: 72 inches / 184 cm wide, 12 inches / 31 cm long at center.

Yarn: Infinite Twist Handspun Sampler, or five (5) 50-yard skeins of Aran or heavy worsted weight hand-spun in a gradient or mix of coordinating colors for CCs 1 – 5, plus one (1) 150 y skein of heavy worsted weight hand-spun in a contrasting color for MC.

Needles: U.S. size 8 / 5.0 mm or size 9 / 5.5 mm circular, 80 cm long, or any size yielding gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.