Ember Days by Ranée Mueller

Ember Days

September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 - 360 yards (320 - 329 m)
One Size
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Ember Days are 12 days in the year, four sets of three, set aside for prayer, fasting and giving to the needy. Ember, in this case, comes from the word simply meaning time or season (a corruption of the words Quatuor Tempora for four times). So, these are seasonal days of prayer. This shawlette is a simple triangle that is perfect for contemplation, with the easiest short rows you can imagine to shape the fluttering edge, giving a little hint to heads of grain and wildflowers in the eyelets. Using only one skein of fingering weight yarn, this is a quick knit that would make an excellent gift.

Gauge: 16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked

21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Finished Measurements: approximately 47 inches / 119.5 cm across and 22 inches / 56 cm deep

Skills Required: Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up and knitting stitches.