Derwen by Susanna IC


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August 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
750 yards (686 m)
17" x 50", DK or worsted weight yarn
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Inspired by the beautiful colors and shapes of autumn foliage, Derwen combines intricately textured stitches with cables and lace elements in a warm knit (CHART ONLY).

The generously sized wrap is worked in one piece starting with an I-cord cast on and cabled short rows, which shape the shawl into a crescent. The short rows are followed by highly textured leaf elements ending with open lace segments along the bottom edge.

The I-cord cast on is optional; however, a firm cast on is important because the crescent shape needs to be supported during blocking to allow the lace points to stretch fully. A stretchy cast on may result in curling along the top edge and in less definition of the points at the lower edge.

finished measurements:
Wingspan: 50” / 127 cm
Length at center back: 17” / 43 cm

suggested yarn:
2 skeins Briar Rose Fibers Wistful (500 yd / 457 m per 8 oz / 226 g skein; 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Silk) in Blue Velvet

Size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size 10 US / 6 mm needle
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins

20 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, before blocking

The Mini Derwen directions are available on my project page:
(approx 300 yards of DK or worsted yarn)

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