Downtime by Kelly Spenhoff


November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 m)
One size
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Downtime was designed to be easy to pick up for a few minutes here and there in your downtime (see what I did there?). A simple two-row stitch pattern and clever placement of a stitch marker to track your increases mean that you never need to remember which row you left off at.

Downtime uses two skeins (800 yd) of fingering weight yarn in the same color. This shawl is knit side-to-side and features a continuous i-cord edge that is worked as you go. The texture alternates between luxuriously squishy slipped stitch rib and garter stitch, so just when you tire of one stitch you get to switch it up and prevent boredom.

Gauge is not critical for this pattern, but your yarn requirements will differ at a different gauge.

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