Dawn at the Meer by Simone Clark

Dawn at the Meer

May 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One size
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This shawl takes its name from the Harlem Meer in New York City’s Central Park. It’s quite lovely, particularly in the early mornings when the air is serene and peaceful. Dawn provides a time for introspection and offers a sense of hope.

This shawl is worked from the center top down. The simplicity of this pattern makes it a relaxing, meditative knit. Stitches are increased at each side, on each row, creating a gentle crescent shape.

Approx. 68” (173 cm) side to side, and 16.5” (42 cm) top to bottom at the deepest point, after blocking.

Yarns are held together, one strand of sport weight yarn with one strand of lace weight mohair.

  • 2 skeins of Life in the Long Grass, Sport Light, shown here in the Antique colorway, or approximately 656 yards (600 meters) of sport weight yarn.
  • 2 skeins of Life in the Long Grass, Mohair Silk Lace, shown here in the Antique colorway, or approximately 656 yards (600 meters) of lace weight mohair blend.

Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Other notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.

Other notes. This pattern was initially released in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic, as a fundraising effort, in support of those who experienced stroke: Not far from the Meer, doctors at the Mount Sinai Health System are reporting that strokes are occurring at an alarmingly high rate in COVID-19 patients. Strokes can have lifelong effects on even the most basic tasks, including speaking and walking. All proceeds from the sale of this pattern in the month of May 2020 will be donated to Mount Sinai’s Friedman Brain Institute where stroke patients receive care and scientists conduct research to improve outcomes. Mount Sinai doctors and patients are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Thank you for helping to support them.

May is stroke awareness month in the US. Learn how to recognize the signs of stroke here.