Edge of Winter Shawl by Steffi Wehrle

Edge of Winter Shawl

Knitting
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
One Size: Wingspan: 49'' (125cm), Depth: 22'' (56cm)
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This pattern is available for free.

The Edge of Winter Shawl is a triangular wrap knit with two contrasting colors that are intertwined in a cable section in the middle. The yellow section represents the golden light of autumn days, and the grey slice the darker, greyer winter days. It is inspired by Harvestfest / Winternights, the Norse celebration of the end of harvest time, and the beginning of winter. It marks the turning of the year from summer to winter, the turning of our awareness from outside to inside.

The shawl uses two skeins of DK weight yarn and features beginner-friendly cabling. There is only one cable in the center, and most of the pattern is just simple stockinette with some increases. So if you have admired cables before but didn’t dare, this is a fabulous first cable project!

YARN
500yds / 460m DK yarn in two colors (so 250yds / 230m each)

Sample is knit in La Bien Aimée’s Merino DK in ‘Yellow Brick Road Graffiti’ and ‘San Tokki’

NEEDLES
5mm (US 8)

GAUGE
17 sts and 34 rows per 4’’ (10cm) in stockinette

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan: 49’’ (125cm)
Depth: 22’’ (56cm)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Scissors

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