Boston by Heather Anderson


October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch, before blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
675 yards (617 m)
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Inspired by the plentiful arches of the Boston Public Library, this shawl uses German short rows to create arches of its own with garter and stockinette stitch. The edging continues the arch theme and adds softness to the edge. The edging is showcased particularly well when the shawl is wrapped as a scarf. This is a quick and fun shawl to knit.

This pattern provides a great opportunity to stash bust or use those wild variegate yarns! If you’re interested in stash busting, you can find details about yardage used per section in BarnYarns test notes.

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Finished Size: approximately 68” wide x 19” deep (172 x 48 cm) after blocking.

• Fingering weight yarn, such as Forbidden Woolery, approx. 675 yds, 617 m (MC 435 yds/398 m, CC 240 yds/219 m) (Shown in MC Lump of Coal and CC Stuck in Traffic)
• US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 32” (81 cm) or longer circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Gauge: 19 sts = 4” (10 cm) in garter st before blocking

Note: This shawl may be worked with lighter or heavier weight yarns. If you change the yarn weight, make sure that you choose
a needle size that gives you the drape you desire in the fabric. Yardage requirements will change based on yarn weight and gauge.