Carina by Jennifer Wood


July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch. Gauge not critical
US 3 - 3.25 mm
405 - 575 yards (370 - 526 m)
Sample size is: Wingspan: 52"; depth at center: 17" Size is easily adjusted
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Carina is a sweet feminine name that means dear little one. It is the perfect name for this sweet little shawl that has such a pretty feminine air to it. Carina is a straight forward shawl that works up easily and wears beautifully. It is sure to become your dear little shawl.
I made the sample with Crave yarn which specializes in hand-dyed baby alpaca, merino and silk yarns, and yarn blends. I found the yarn wonderful to work with and was very pleased with the results!

Knit Testers
mizmaggie, ilex, knitbyhand, mma, Sirri, ViolettaI, bluevelvet234, ina21

Some comments from the test knitters:

Thanks for the wonderful shawl, already a favorite of my mother.
A really great pattern, nice to knit and very decorative to wear!
Ooh, that looks so drapey and squishy! Nice work!
It is beautiful and will be a nice warm wrap this fall.
I love the rural look of it with the DK yarn in that natural colour
I love the way it came out!
It was real fun to knit the Shawl, thank you for the lovely pattern!

Wingspan: 52”; depth at center: 17”

Yarn: Crave Yarn Summit, 80% wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 375 yds per 100g skein; color: High Tea with Elizabeth; 2 skeins, 500 yds.
Needles: Size 3/3.25mm 24” (or longer) circular needle.
Other: Tapestry needle, pins for blocking.
Gauge: 23 sts and 44 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch, unblocked. 19 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch, blocked. Gauge is not critical.

This shawlette is constructed from the top down. It begins with a Garter Tab and is worked in Garter Stitch ending with a knitted on lace border. The increases create a crescent shape. The sample was made with a fingering weight yarn, but a sport, dk or worsted weight yarn may be substituted. Also the size is adjustable. Examples of different weight yarns and different sizes are on the last page to help you choose your yarn and size of shawl.