Cusp of Spring by Suzanne Strachan

Cusp of Spring

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
984 - 1094 yards (900 - 1000 m)
one size - 185cm/73" wingspan, 68cm/27" depth
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Cusp of Spring is a shawl knitted sideways starting with 3 stitches on one end and gradually increasing at different rates to create its trangular shape. The garter stitch background is interrupted by sections of colourwork using mosaic technique with a twist.
The name Cusp of Spring reflects the design motif of leaves budding in the Spring time.

Yarn
DK weight yarn
A) Main Colour (335m/366yds)
B) Contrasting colour 1 (200m//219yds)
C) Contrasting colour 2 (230m/252yds)
D) Contrasting colour 3 (230m/252yds).

Sample made using Rowan Moordale, 100g,
230m/251yd (70% wool, 30% alpaca)
A) Gooseberry (004), 2 skeins.
B) Thai (005), 1 skein
C) Turmeric (003), 1 skein
D) Blue Moor (008), 1 skein.

Needles
4 mm/US 6 Circular needle 80cm or longer
4.5 mm/US 7 Circular needle 80cm or longer

Material
Tapestry Needle. Optional stitch markers.

Skill Level
Intermediate, or adventurous beginner

Size
Approx 185cm/73” wingspan, 68cm/27” depth.

Tension
21 sts x 40 rows in 10cm/4” square over garter stitch using 4mm/US6 needle.