Gatsby Shawl by Dawn Henderson

Gatsby Shawl

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, knit flat
US 5 - 3.75 mm
560 - 600 yards (512 - 549 m)
One Size
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This was originally designed for Ewe and Me Yarn Boutique, one of my local yarn shops here in Colorado Springs, for the annual Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl. The shawl is knit flat using traditional triangular shaping and the main body is worked in squishy garter stitch. Subtle chevron shaping is introduced, as well as easy-to-work bobble stitches. The piece is finished with a neat i-cord bind off and a “peaked” edge is achieved with intentional blocking.

SIZE
One size

Finished dimensions: Approx. 60” W x 20” D (152 x 50.8 cm)

YARN
1 skein Emma’s Yarn Hella Hank (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 600yds (548m) / 100g)

or

approx. 560-600 yds (512-548 meters) of fingering weight yarn.

Sample knit in the Gatsby colorway.

NEEDLES
US 5 / 3.5 mm, 32” (80cm) circular needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

GAUGE
24 sts x 40 rows = 4x4” / 10x10 cm (knit flat in garter stitch, after blocking)


Note: Gauge is not critical in this project, but modifications in yarn weight or needle size may affect total yardage needed.