From Summer to September by Sweet Birch Designs

From Summer to September

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
890 - 920 yards (814 - 841 m)
One Size but size can be made larger or smaller by repeating foundation stitch sections
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From Summer to September is a completely reversible shawl knit on the bias that features garter stitch, fading colors and short rows that create drifting leaves. You can fade 2 similar colored skeins of yarn into one another or use one main color for the entire project. Use your mini skeins or leftover bits from other projects to create your own special shawl.
You can make it larger by repeating the foundation stitch sections or if you are running low on yarn you can finish earlier. If you need help with this, I would be more than happy to help!

Yarn Used:
MC1: Wee Chickadee Woolery Smooshy Sock in Colorway: Sweet September
MC2: Wee Chickadee Woolery Smooshy Sock in Colorway: Summer’s End
CC1: madelinetosh unicorn tails in Colorway: Glazed Pecan
CC2: madelinetosh unicorn tails in Colorway: Phantasm
CC3: madelinetosh unicorn tails in Colorway: Flashdance
CC4:madelinetosh unicorn tails in Colorway: Coquette Deux
CC5: madelinetosh tosh merino light in Colorway: Ember
CC6: Malabrigo Mechita in Colorway: Dried Orange
CC7: madelinetosh tosh merino light in Colorway: Oscuro
CC8: madelinetosh tosh merino light in Colorway: Kelp
CC9: madelinetosh tosh merino light in Colorway: Hosta Blue
CC10: madelinetosh dandelion in Colorway: Grasshopper
CC11: madelinetosh tosh merino light in Colorway: Maple Leaf

Yardage Requirements:
Note on Choosing Yarn: If you do choose to pick 2 skeins of yarn to fade instead of using 1 main color, it is best to try to pick 2 skeins that have similar color properties and will both work with your contrasting colors. If you pick similar skeins of color, they will fade and blend better into one another.
MC1: Approximately 400 yards of a fingering weight yarn or if only using 1 main color, approximately 800 yards of a fingering weight yarn.
MC2: Approximately 420 yards of a fingering weight yarn.
NOTE: My skein of MC2 weighed about 107 grams and was slightly oversized, therefore, I highly recommend choosing a skein of yarn that has at least 420 yards because I only had about 5 grams of yarn left out of my MC2 skein. If you are using only 1 MC/main color then you should be fine and have enough yarn left over from the first skein.
CC1-CC11: Approximately 4-6 grams of yarn for each of 11 colors.
Needles: US 5/3.75 mm 36+ circular needle to accommodate the large number of sts
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows=4 inches in garter stitch after blocking
Shawl Measurements after Blocking:
21 inches from center to bottom point and 88 inches from end to end.
Notions: removable stitch markers, darning needle to weave in ends, tools for blocking your finished shawl.

Abbreviations, Definitions and Techniques
Pm-place marker
sm-slip marker
RM-remove marker
CO-cast on
BO-bind off
LH-left hand
RH-right hand
RS/rs-right side of work
WS/ws-wrong side of work
MC1-main color 1
MC2-main color 2
CC1-contrasting color 1
CC2-contrasting color 2
CC3-contrasting color 3
CC4-contrasting color 4
CC5-contrasting color 5
CC6-contrasting color 6
CC7-contrasting color 7
CC8-contrasting color 8
CC9-contrasting color 9
CC10-contrasting color 10
CC11-contrasting color 11
DPN-double pointed needles
kfb-knit front and back increase-knit into the front and back of the st. If you knit the kfb increase loosely, you will have a looser and stretchier edge. +1 st increased
Double stitch- With the yarn held in front, slip 1 st purlwise from the LH needle to the RH needle. Pull the working yarn up and over the RH needle making what looks like a double stitch. Continue working the row with directions as given in the section. On the return rows, simply knit the double st as a normal knit stitch.
Tutorial by Carol Feller for German Short Rows in Garter Stitch.
k2tog-knit 2 together-knit 2 sts together as 1 st. 1 st decreased
k2togtbl for bind off-knit 2 together through the back loop-knit the 2 sts together as one st through the back loop.
k3tog for end of bind off-knit the 3 sts together as one stitch