Gorwelion by Susanna IC

Gorwelion

Knitting
March 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1025 - 1200 yards (937 - 1097 m)
80" / 203 cm long wingspan x 41.5" / 105 cm deep
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While we were moving from the East Coast to Colorado little over a year ago, we spent several days taking our time and sightseeing along the way. After the long drive through the vast plains of the American Midwest, it was incredible to see the tall peaks of the Rocky Mountains pop up over the horizon. Standing in a field of wildflowers in the flat prairie and seeing the tall rugged peaks on the horizon was breathtaking and it was hands-down my favorite part of the trip.

The view was so inspiring that I began designing this shawl right then and there. I started with three colors inspired by the view: blue for the endless sky, white for the mountain peaks, and green for the grasslands. To mimic the undulating horizon lines, I used easy lace together with simple stripes, and I added a few sparkling beads along the edge for additional texture and drape (optional, the project can be completed without the beads).

By the way, gorwelion is just one of several intriguing words meaning “horizons” in Welsh.

Finished Measurements (one size):
Wingspan: 80 inches/203 cm
Depth: 41.5 inches/105 cm

Yarn:
Suburban Stitcher Single Sock 100% superwash merino; 400 yds/366 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein;
MC Neptune; 1 skein (375 yards used for sample)
CC1 Spanish Moss; 1 skein (380 yards used for sample)
CC2 Ballard; 1 skein (280 yards used for sample)

Gauge:
25 sts/40 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Garter stitch
25 sts/34 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette stitch
Note: Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.

Needles:
US 6 / 4.00 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm or longer
US 7 / 4.50 mm needle, 24” / 60 cm or longer

Notions:
Stitch markers (optional)
Blocking pins
Blocking wires (optional)
350 6/0 4mm seed beads (optional)
Crochet hook size 0.75mm (or smaller as needed to fit through holes of beads, optional)
Yarn needle

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