Clarksburg 24-03 by Nancy Lekx

Clarksburg 24-03

February 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in border ripple stitch in pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One adult size: 56" wingspan x 28" deep at deepest point
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Knitters who attend my Fibre Love Affair presentation on February 10, 2024 will receive a coupon code for 20% off their Ravelry purchase of this pattern.

This shawl was knit with yarn dyed by Yoriko Oki, who also organizes the virtual fibre festival, Fibre Love Affair. I released this shawl pattern to coincide with the February 2024 show.

Yoriko has given the colourways water related names, and I used stitch patterns that reflect that watery theme. The shawl is shaped as an asymmetrical triangle, achieved by casting on a few stitches at the left-hand tip and increasing one stitch every right-side row to the opposite bound-off edge. The lighter-coloured ends in the “Tidal Pond” colourway feature simple ripple stitches, while the darker main body in the “Deep Sea” colourway is knit in a variation of the classic “Crest of the Wave” pattern. You could knit the entire shawl in one solid colour if you like; garter ridges in the pattern will effectively define the three sections of the shawl.

The techniques you will need to know--or learn--to complete this project are:

  • cast on;
  • knit and purl;
  • kfb increase;
  • yo increase;
  • k2tog decrease;
  • ssk decrease;
  • lace bind-off (explained in pattern).

“Clarksburg is a bustling little village with interesting places to visit and shop such as the old fashioned hardware store with its well worn wooden floors and a hand cranked cash register … ‘Artsburg,’ as many call it, has now become the art centre of the region with the opening of art galleries and studios.”