Hug Hug Kiss Kiss by Andrea Mowry

Hug Hug Kiss Kiss

Knitting
January 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over garter stitch, after blocking.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
639 yards (584 m)
One size
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DETAILS
This shawl combines squishy garter, elongated stitches, bobbles, soft drapey yarn and some pops of color - the prime ingredients for a fun-to-knit and cozy-to-wear shawl! The elongated crossed stitches and bobbles remind me of X’s & O’s - wrap yourself up in some hugs and kisses!!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan - 79”/200.5 cm
Depth - 26”/66 cm

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Worsted Weight Baby Yak in 4 colors
A - 150 g/375 yds/343 m
B, C & D - 36 g/88 yds/81 m (each)

SUGGESTED YARN
For this shawl I chose worsted spun Baby Yak - which has a similar feel to cashmere. It is warm and lustrous, lightweight and breathable, making it perfect through the seasons. This worsted weight yarn creates an incredibly squishy shawl with stunning drape!

Myak Baby Yak Medium - 100% Baby Yak (50 g/125 yd/117 m)
A - 3-4 skeins Oatmeal (off white) see note below
B - 1 skein Emerald (turquoise)
C - 1 skein Petrol (navy blue)
D - 1 skein Saffron (poppy red)

I used 3 skeins for my sample, but one of my testers needed a 4th. Due to variations in knitting styles and gauge, I recommend purchasing a 4th skein just in case!

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Size US 8/5 mm - 32”/80 cm - 40”/100 cm circular
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (2), locking stitch markers (2 - optional), small crochet hook for bobbles (a repair hook works great, or I like a size E crochet hook), row counter (optional), tapestry needle

GAUGE
15 sts & 26.5 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over garter stitch, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Garter tab cast on
Knitting
Increasing
Bobbles
Elongated stitches
Crossing elongated stitches
Changing colors
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!