Gaborone by Cindy Garland


August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
460 - 1840 yards (421 - 1682 m)
5 Sizes: Half, 3/4 and Full Circle; in Small or Large
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“Women are the ones who knows what’s going on… Have you not heard of Agatha Christie?” Mma Ramotswe

Originally released as our 4th Stunning Mystery Society Knit Along for 2018. As we knit our projects, we will discover Botswana, and the world of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

This is a single-color shawl/throw created in a lovely, snuggly DK weight.

You will have the option of making three shapes: ½ circle, ¾ circle, or full circle (worked in the round); each in either small or large size.

Stunning String Studio has Gaborone Kits in your choice of nearly 200 colors, complete with stitch markers, the pattern and some extras. You can choose yours here.

The pattern discussions will be in the Wild Prairie Knits group, so come and join us.

Pattern is fully written and charted. This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?

Skills Needed
Pattern is fully written out and charted. The stitches used are basic, so it is a relaxing knit, but with enough detail to keep you interested. Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk) are included, but anything beyond that will be explained.

Shown: Small Half Circle in Plump - Regal Purple

Yarn Stunning String Studio:
Dynamic - 100% Superwash Merino, 230 yds (210 m), 100 g) or
Plump – 100% Superwash Merino (8 ply), 275 yds (251 m), 100 g) or
Luxury DK - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 230 yds (210 m)/100 g.
• Small Half Circle (24”x48”) 2 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 460 yds (421 m), 200g)
• Small 3/4 Circle (36”x48”) 3 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 690 yds (631 m), 300g)
• Small Full Circle (48”) 4 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 920 yds (841 m), 400g)
• Large Half Circle (34”x68”) 4 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 920 yds (841 m), 400g)
• Large 3/4 Circle (51”x68”) 6 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 1380 yds (1262 m), 600g)
• Large Full Circle (68”) 8 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 1840 yds (1682 m), 800g)

Recommendations: Pattern was written for tonal and solid yarns. Not recommend for highly variegated or “busy” yarns.

Needles US 7 (4.5 mm) 40”-60” (100-150 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. Needles available here.