capricorn by ash alberg


April 2019
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in over main body, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 yards (549 m)
long edge: 53” (134.5cm); centre spine: 34” (86.5cm)
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this pattern is part of the unfolding collection, a series of 12 shawls inspired by the moon signs. designed as a thank you for subscribers of the weekly sunflower knit newsletter, subscribers receive a discount on both their moon sign as well as the full collection. sign up for the newsletter here.

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capricorn moons are characterized by their no-nonsense attitude, practical and steadfast in their resolve. you may find yourself preferring solitude over the business and bluster of others, but just as saturn can overwhelm us all with its sombre qualities, the sign ruled by this planet must take care to not allow the solitude tip over into isolation. capricorns are reserved creatures, but you do actually thrive in the company of others, assuming they are the right people. you do best when feeling accomplished and believing in the worthiness of your endeavours, and appreciate the stability that can come from a sense of achievement.

the capricorn shawl is muted in its beauty, preferring a neutral palette over those flashier colours enjoyed by other signs. an all-over texture with a bit of garter provides some comfort.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 600 yards (548 metres), 114g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses jill makes stuff’s olana (50% cormo/30% alpaca/15% cashmere/5% angora, 300 yards 274 metres, 57g) x 2 skeins in lead

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 22 stitches x 36 rows = 4” (10cm), over main body, blocked