Into The Light Shawl by Amanda Leah Guthrie

Into The Light Shawl

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Included Swatch Recipe
US 5 - 3.75 mm
850 - 975 yards (777 - 892 m)
One Size
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This pattern is tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins and test knit to ensure a quality knitting experience by five wonderful knitters.

Inspiration
Rising above the rest of the forest, the emergent layer consists of enormous evergreen trees that have weathered the tests of time. Sunlight is abundant; the trees are home to colorful wildlife like parrots, hummingbirds, and butterflies. The trees have adapted to living in an open, bright, ever-changing environment. This shawl uses lace patterns that become more open to mimic leaves becoming sparse and eventually breaking free into a view of the open air.
In life, we’ve overcome adversities, used mistakes as stepping stones, and risen again after our falls. We’ve broken through, achieved, and found contentment. We’ve accomplished many goals, so what’s next? The universe works in mysterious ways, and as long as we’re still here, we have purpose. There’s still meaning in our living; our story still needs to be shared.
Getting caught up in the process of discovering life’s purpose distracts us from living life actively with purpose. Pay attention in the everyday to the signs of discovering your passion-filled purposes - an uncontainable grin, a spark lighting up your eyes, a rush of excited energy, a shiver that runs deep through to your bones. Live with intention and presence until the day you find yourself fulfilled from seizing life’s opportunities and breaking free into the light.

Construction Notes
Into The Light is worked top-down from the top edge (neck & shoulders) to the bottom edge. A garter tab cast on is used to begin the shawl, and a garter edge is worked along the top edge throughout the project. The body of the shawl is knit in lace patterns and increases along 8 lines to create a deep crescent shape that is easy-to-wear and hugs the shoulders. The shawl is bound off with a Russian bind off, which allows the bound off edge to stretch during blocking.

Materials

  • Round Table Yarns Camelot (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere Goat, 10% Nylon)
  • Fingering (4-ply) Weight, 435 yards (398 meters) / 3.53 ounces (100 grams) per skein
  • 2 heavy skeins - sample photographed in the Taliesin colorway
  • 875 total yards (800 total meters) of fingering weight yarn needed
  • Individual yardage will vary based on gauge: Test knitters used from 920-1018 yards. If you knit loosely or do not check gauge, please make sure to have plenty of extra yarn.

A Note About Yarn Amount This shawl uses all of two skeins of Camelot that were over the listed 100g each. If you knit loosely or do not check gauge, please purchase an extra skein to be safe or plan on binding off early.

Gauge

  • Out of the Treetops: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10cm), blocked
  • Into The Light: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10cm), blocked
  • To produce an open lace and soft, drapey fabric.
  • Pattern includes detailed stockinette swatching instructions

Needles

  • One 40” (100cm) + circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: US5 (3.75mm)

Dimensions

  • 19” (48cm) Center Back
  • 38” (97cm) Wide

Tools

  • 8 removable stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional waste yarn for garter tab provisional cast on.

Techniques
Garter tab cast on, knitting flat, increasing and decreasing, Russian bind off
Optional Techniques: Invisible provisional cast on for garter tab, reading charts

Tutorials
Written tutorials are included for the garter tab cast on, invisible provisional cast on, and Russian bind off.

Video tutorials are included for the garter tab cast on, invisible provisional cast on, centered double decrease, knit through the back loop, knit two together, make one left, make one right, make one left purlwise, make one right purlwise, purl two together, purl through the back loop, slip slip knit, yarnover, and Russian bind off.


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