Gartenparty by Rebekka Drewes


by Rebekka Drewes
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 62 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (29 stitches and 31 ridges in 10cm)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
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This shawl reminds me of a fun garden party, with colorful bunting under old apple trees. You can put it on in the evening, when the lanterns start glowing and the crickets start chirring.

It is a crescent garter stitch shawlette in fingering weight yarn with a colourful textured scallops, created by knitting in unusual material. It is knit sideways, body and scallops together.

Increases and decreases form the crescent shape, the scallops are shaped with short rows. A picture tutorial of knitting in the unconventional yarn you choose is provided.

It is a great way of showcasing a special art or novelty yarn that might be too much on its own. You can go wild, with roving, strips of fabric and whatever you can think of. I provide percentages and a table with the numbers for different amounts of yarn, so you will be able to knit the shawlette with whatever yarn and weight you have on hand.

Wollmeise Twin 510yds/466m per 5.3oz/ 150g skein/ball;
shown in color Lila Ludmilla; 1 skein
If you are not afraid of percentages, you can knit this scarf with the yardage and yarn weight of your choice. I have also given a table for common amounts of yarn, where you see how much oz/g you need for each part. Be aware that using different amounts and/or weights of yarn will affect the finished size.

Other material:
Art yarn, silk, wool or other roving, noil, rolag, fleece, strips of fabric, strips of novelty yarn or bulky yarn, lemon net… Go wild and raid your stash/household. Since you will use these only for the scallops, the material doesn ́t need to be that soft, it is not going to be near your skin.

Approximately 1.25 oz./35g (approx.1g
per scallop)

Wingspan: 66 inches/168cm Depth: 10 inches/25cm

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Advanced beginner

29 sts/31 ridges = 4 inches/10cm square in garter stitch using 3.5mm/US 4 needles. Gauge is not entirely critical, but it will affect the size of the finished shawl and you may need more or less yarn with having a different gauge.

1 US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inches/60cm or 32 inches/80cm
1 US #E/3.5 mm crochet hook or a similar size

5 Stitch markers, 4 of them removable
Darning needle
If working with a different amount or weight of yarn, scales for weighing the yarn

Knit, cast on & bind off
Increasing, decreasing
Short rows – without wrapping