Garter Stripe Shawl by Kaffe Fassett

Garter Stripe Shawl

November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
5730 yards (5240 m)
One Size
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Field Guide No. 13: Master Class is a choose-your-own adventure!

This generous shawl—it can double as a throw—uses our favorite, the humble garter stitch, in wide stripes that go on and on, with a subtle structure and order. This might be the largest product in this book, but it’s also the easiest, and the most playful.

Note: In this pattern, we show yarn colors and quantities to replicate the photography sample, but we also heartily endorse the idea of gathering up a bunch of colors of Felted Tweed and playing with a color arrangement to create your own magical Kaffe creation.

-- Felted Tweed by Rowan [50g skeins, each approx 191 yds (175m), 50% wool/25% viscose/25% alpaca]: 3 balls each Turquoise, Vaseline Green, Treacle, Iris, and Cinnamon; 2 balls each Zinnia, Pink Bliss, Mineral, Barbara, Celadon, and Electric Green; 1 ball each Scree, Clay, and Lotus Leaf
-- Size US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, 40” (100cm) long, or size needed to achieve gauge.

Knitted Measurements
-- 42” wide x 71” long (106.5cm x 180.5cm)

-- 24 sts and 44 rows (22 ridges) = 4” (10cm) over garter stitch (knit every row), after blocking

-- One Size

Working 2 rows in garter stitch creates 1 ridge. It’s a good idea to weave in ends as you go.