Hope Springs Eternal by Karen Walthinsen

Hope Springs Eternal

by Karen Walthinsen
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
416 - 481 yards (380 - 440 m)
N.A.
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In the midst of sorrow, in the midst of fear,
in the midst of loneliness, in the midst of suffering,
There is Hope.
Hope for our friends and families, Hope for our community,
Hope for our country, Hope for our planet, Hope for our universe.
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

This pattern was written during the pandemic of 2020 and is dedicated to all citizens of our world.
It will be free through April 5th.

This asymmetrical shawl is knit in garter stitch simply until you run out of yarn and/or wish to begin the lace border. There is a slipped stitch detail to call attention to the yarn it was designed for. That yarn is a semi-solid with a splash of contrast here and there. This means that each shawl will be unique. The garter stitch section is written as a recipe with a small insert with both charted and written instructions. The lace border is meant to be knit with a mini skein in a contrast color. It is also charted and written out.

If you do not have the original yarn selection, you can easily knit this only in garter stitch following the instructions for increases.

Everyone finished shawl will be different. It depends on gauge and where the blocks of color in your yarn appear. 4mm (US6) needles are to be regarded purely as a suggestion. I recommend experimenting until you are happy with the texture.

Please read all instructions before beginning. You will have to do some things simultaneously, but you will quickly get the hang of it.

The yarn pictured is Enchanted Forest Fibers Merino Singles in a shawl set with Rose Gardens as the main color (100 grams) and a mini skein (20 grams) in the color Moss.

Yarn in sets as well as a kit with matching project pouch can be found at Enchanted Forest Fibers.