Dream Shawl

January 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1760 yards (1609 m)
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Pattern #5014

In 1995, the design for this shawl came to me in a dream, nearly in toto. The shawl in the picture is the second version of the shawl that I’ve knitted. It is an oversized triangular shawl, with I-cord edges and fringe at the lower corner. There is a garter stitch area that covers the shoulders, and a slip stitch diamond below the garter stitch area.

Finished size: At its widest (the top), the shawl is approximately 88 inches wide. And it measures approximately 50 inches from top to bottom at the center of the shawl (not counting the I-cord tails).

Yarn: The shawl in the photo was knitted from Cascade “220”, in color number 9460. This yarn is 100% wool. Each skein is 100 grams, 220 yards. I used 8 skeins. Basically, any standard worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern.

Needles: US size 7 needles. I started the shawl (the I-cord fringe) with 2 double pointed needles, and then I switched to a long circular needle for the remainder of the shawl.