Blue Ridge by Melissa Kemmerer

Blue Ridge

July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
One Size: 18” x 90” (46cm x 229cm)
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“If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.”
-Abigail Adams

This pattern can be found in issue four of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

This shawl is knit as a biased rectangle using two complementary neutrals in varying stripe patterns that hold the knitter’s interest, accented with a bright pop of color in the form of an applied reversible cable border. Jazz things up by using a speckled or hand-painted skein in place of one of the neutrals, or tone it down by knitting the border cable in a softer color. Blue Ridge makes a great lightweight statement piece; a sophisticated accent to wear to the office or for Girls’ Night Out.

Size: 18” x 90” (46cm x 229cm) blocked.

Needles: US 4/ 3.5mm, or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm over Garter stitch, blocked.

Yarn: fingering weight: 400 yards/366 meters each Colors 1 and 2; 200 yards/183 meters Color 3.

Notions: cable needle (cn), tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Sample knit in: Duck Duck Wool Silky Singleton (70% superwash Merino, 30% Silk; 438 yards/100g) in Sky Cover (C1), Down Feather (C2) and Better Be Blue (C3).

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