Coldspring by Jen Lucas


June 2014
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One Size: 50" x 16"
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Sometimes when you enter a yarn shop or market at a convention, there’s that yarn that just speaks to you. The yarn you can’t live without. That’s what happened to me and the Qiviut Royal Blend yarn at Stitches Midwest last year. I just couldn’t leave the market floor without it. I knew that I would make it into a shawl one day, but needed time to think about what I wanted this shawl to be. Finally, Coldspring entered my mind. My love for garter stitch paired with lace runs deep, and the combination is perfect for this yarn. It’s delicate, interesting and fun to knit!

Yarn used for shawl shown: 2 balls Windy Valley Muskox
Qiviut Royal Blend in color 4009

Pattern Notes:

  • Lace border is in chart and written instruction form.

  • In order to keep track of where you are in the pattern, you may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to mark the right side of the garter stitch body.

  • Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of shawl.

  • On Row 19 of the lace border, after binding off 9 sts, there is 1 st on right-hand needle, this counts as the first st worked after the stitches are bound off (i.e., it’s the st of the k1 that follows the binding off).