Cutting Edge by Georgie Nicolson

Cutting Edge

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
515 yards (471 m)
One size — 23½”/60cm deep and 49¼”/125cm wide
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The name for this shawl comes from its similarity to a circular saw’s blade, with the edging in particularly mimicking the sharp teeth of the blade. Despite the inspiration for this shawl, it is indeed a super-snuggly shawl just perfect for showing off boutique spun yarn.

This semi-circular shawl (a bit of a tongue twister after a few, that may come out like circular saw!) uses Elizabeth Zimmermann’s theory of pi shawl shaping to gradually increase. A simple eyelet pattern throughout makes for meditative knitting. Cutting Edge is finished with a garter stitch knitted-on edging providing the knitter with an engaging and interesting way to finish the shawl.

The snuggliness factor of this shawl is sure to make it an instant favourite as it sits comfortable over shoulders, laps or even sleeping babes.

Cutting Edge is a classically shaped semi-circular shawl. It begins with a Magic Garter Tab and uses Elizabeth Zimmermann’s theory of pi shawl shaping to expand its shape. The shawl is finished off with a knitted-on edging.

One size.
Approximately 23½”/60cm deep and 49¼”/125cm wide.

Skill Level:
Easy to Intermediate

Techniques used:
Knit and purl
Increasing and decreasing
Magic Garter Tab Cast On
Knitted on border

8ply/DK weight yarn of approximately 515 yards/471 metres.

Original yarn is a minimally processed semi-worsted Polwarth/Alpaca blend with a 3ply structure.

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