Crayons by Suvi Simola


June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
430 yards (393 m)
61” / 155 cm wide, measured across top edge; 14” / 35.5 cm deep.
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A couple of years ago my son drew a picture of a striped shawl and said I should make one. I loved the color combination so much that I kept the picture and every now and then searched for perfect yarn that would have the same shades. A few of weeks ago I finaly decided to get the yarn, no matter what. The fact that I had been so slow was kind of embarassing already.

I got just the perfect shades and started knitting. I worked the shawl diagonally and one thing that I really wanted to maintain, was the hand-drawn look of the stripes. So I shaped the stripes with short rows and I think I got pretty close!

The shawl can be easily customized by working with different weights of yarn and with different kind of fibres. The sample is made in a summery linen-cotton blend but when using wool or alpaca, you’ll get a nice and warm shawl for chilly days.

The pattern includes a construction schematic and a photo tutorial for M1b increase.

61” / 155 cm wide, measured across top edge;
14” / 35.5 cm deep.

DK-weight yarn, approximately:
35 yds / 32 m of C1
60 yds / 55 m of C2
55 yds / 51 m of C3
85 yds / 78 m of C4
95 yds / 87 m of C5
100 yds / 92 m of C6

Sample yarn: Rowan Creative Linen (219 yds / 200 m per 100 g skein, 50 % linen, 50 % cotton): 634 Squawl as C1, 621 Natural as C2, 624 Foggy as C3, 642 Pink Mist as C4, 628 Ochre as C5 and 644 Phlox as C6.

Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, minimum 32” / 80 cm long

row counter
tapestry needle for weaving in the yarn ends.

19 sts and 36 rows in Garter stitch = 4” / 10 cm.