Dappled Days by Jem Arrowsmith

Dappled Days

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
480 - 490 yards (439 - 448 m)
One size
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New to knitting from charts? This one is for you! Knit this shawl using the ’Charts Explained’ version of the pattern with lots of hints and tips on how to read and use charts to read your knitting.

There is a KAL for this shawl running until October 31st 2019. You can join in on Instagram using #dappleddayskal and tag me @olivetreejem, on Facebook in the Under the Olive Tree Knitters group or in the Ravelry Group.

Take a walk through morning streets of dappled sunlight wrapped in the hug of a big, cosy shawl. Dappled Days was inspired by the start of a new day and the promises it can bring. As the sunlight filters through the leaves, paths become illuminated with a million patches of light, each one lighting the way to something new. These tiny pools of light are reflected in the simple lace stitches of the Dappled Days shawl, and the straight and bold garter stitch stripes are horizons expanding before you.

Dappled Days is a top-down triangular shawl designed with the new lace knitter in mind. Two colours of DK yarn alternate in bands of garter stitch and lace. When selecting yarn colours, solid colourways will work best; choose a light-coloured yarn for the lace so the stitches can shine.

If you are new to knitting lace or working from charted instructions before then this project would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Why not start the instructions from page 6 and see how the charts all piece together? There are lots of helpful hints and tips to help you along the way.

Dappled Days is an adventure to be had, just like the future that awaits you. Expand your horizons and never stop dreaming!*

or knitting!

Skills / Techniques used – Knit, purl, yo’s, decreases

Sizes: One size

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 74” (188cm) wingspan and 37” (94cm) depth at the longest part

Materials Used

• Yarn A – Garter Stitch Stripes - 3.5 oz / 100g, 245yd / 225m DK Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Capri colour (1 skein)
• Yarn B – Lace Stripes – 3.5 oz / 100g, 245yd / 225m DK Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Biscuit colour (1 skein)
• 1 x locking stitch marker (optional)
• 24 x stitch markers depending on if you want to mark off lace repeats
• 1 x US size 10 (6mm) 32” – 40” (80 – 100cm) circular needle

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.