Hematite by Dominique Trad

Hematite

Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
569 - 623 yards (520 - 570 m)
One: Width 83 inches (210 cm), Depth 18 inches (45 cm)
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None of us are just one thing or just one way. We are all a mix of walking contradiction of fear and hope, sobriety and ecstasy, cleverness and foolishness, altruism and selfishness, weakness and strength, complication and simplicity, dark and light…

Hematite is associated with bringing calm and balance. This shawl is about the warmth that comes from leaving self-doubt behind and choosing to dance with your inner paradoxes. It’s about finding the inner peace that so often eludes us when we worry about how we come across to others.

This shawl is worked from the tip of one point and increases gradually to form an asymmetric triangle. The meditative garter stitch is interspersed with lace, honouring the parts of us that require a little attention to enjoy, and the two contrasting colours of soft and cosy Adagio Mills 8ply Alpaca yarn are distributed such that whenever you wear this shawl you will have more light on one shoulder and dark on the other. Because we are always both, and that is beautiful.

All instructions are written and charted. A handy tick-sheet showing stitch counts, pattern placement, and colour changes is also provided.

Yarn
Adagio Mills Alpaca 8ply (95m/104yd per 50g (1.75 oz)

MC: 150g (3 balls) I used 140g col. Clouds.
CC: 150g (3 balls) I used 130g col. Stormy Grey.
Yarn and kits available from: www.adagiomills.com.au

Needles & Notions
Pair of 5mm (US 8) & 5.5mm (US 9) needles. I like to use an 80cm circular needle set but straight are fine also. The larger needles are optional and for the cast off only.
1 stitch marker (optional)

Tension/Gauge
19 sts x 30 rows to 10cm (4”) over garter stitch after blocking.

Finished Measurements
45cm (18”) deep at centre x 210cm (83”) wide along top edge (blocked).