Jorunn by Corrine Walcher


July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 390 yards (320 - 357 m)
One size, easily adjustable.
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Jorunn (yor-Un) was the name of my maternal great-grandmother, who was a wonderful knitter in the Icelandic tradition. Jorunn is a sideways shawlette, designed to use up most of your skein. Weigh it at the start and increase until you’re halfway through, then decrease.

Finished Size: 18x56” once blocked

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock, 100% Superwash Merino, 390 yards/4 ounces (Sample knit in Denali).

Needles: 24” circular needle size 6 US (4.00 mm), or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 18 stitches/ 28 rows per 4 inches in wet-blocked stockinette. Gauge is not critical for this item, but it will affect drape and amount of yarn used.

This shawl is knit from one end to the other. Weigh your yarn at the beginning! Knit the increase portion of the shawl until you have used half (or just a little slightly less!) of the yarn, then begin decrease portion. For this purpose, a scale which measures grams is best. Sample used 108 grams. You may knit this shawl with any yarn, at any gauge. The secret remains, just weigh it!