Dolerite Shawl by Jessica Gore
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Dolerite Shawl

Knitting
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 23.5 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 Rib
US 8 - 5.0 mm
945 - 1032 yards (864 - 944 m)
Approximately 192cm (75 ½") wingspan and 76cm (30") at deepest point, relaxed after blocking
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Dolerite is inspired by the gentle minimalism of nature and explores the textural beauty of Tasmania’s rock formations. In a superfine merino, such as White Gum Wool, the shawl is oh-so-soft and cozy. You’ll want to stay wrapped up in it for days!

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approximately 192cm (75 ½“) wingspan and 76cm (30”) at deepest point, relaxed after blocking.

YARN
White Gum Wool 8ply Ethical Superfine Merino (100% Merino; 236m {258yds}/100g), 4 balls Natural colourway, or 944m (1032yds)/400g light DK weight yarn. Sample used approximately 864m (945yds)/366g.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
5mm (US 8) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge (at least 100cm {40”} cable length recommended)
Cable needle
Removable stitch marker/progress keeper (optional)
Tapestry needle
Tape measure
Scissors
Blocking mats (optional)
Blocking wires (optional)
T-pins
Row counter (optional)

GAUGE
17.5 stitches x 23.5 rows = 10cm (4”) in 2x2 Rib, knit flat and relaxed after blocking.

2x2 Rib (worked over an even number of stitches) = * k2, p2 * to end.

Gauge is not crucial for this shawl, but may affect your final yardage requirements and measurements.

VIDEO TUTORIAL LINKS INCLUDED IN THIS PATTERN
-BRC: Bell Rib Cable
-Knitted cast on method
-Bind off

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit. Instructions are provided in written format only (no charts required).

Dolerite is part of the White Gum Wool Wrapped Collection.
Photography credit: Lisa Kuilenburg https://www.lisakuilenburg.com/
Model: Sarah Crawford of Sew Knit Love