Keep Me by Gretha Mensen

Keep Me

March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
793 - 875 yards (725 - 800 m)
one size
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’Keep Me’ showcases elegant cables, creating a rhythmic, classic pattern that is perfect for either solid or tonally dyed yarns. The soothing simplicity of the garter stitch is the perfect complement to the intricate cables of this shawl.

The Leizu Fingering yarn is a blend of superwash merino and silk with a great drape that has a soft and luxurious feeling.

’Keep Me’ has an asymmetrical but nearly triangular shape with a built-in edge and is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge. The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts and includes also a chart for the cable pattern repeats.

Julie Asselin (90% SW Merino, 10% Silk, 115 gr-420yds/385m).
Sample yardage, 804yds/735m in color Keep Me, 2 skeins.

Or any Fingering weight yarn: approx. 793-875yds (725-800m).

The shawl will be equally pretty in a Sport or DK weight yarn.

32-40” (minimum 80-100 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 2.5 (3.0 mm)
US 4 (3.5 mm)
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Gauge - blocked 4” (10 cm)
In garter stitch pattern, 19 stitches x 38 rows.
In cable pattern, 32 stitches x 38 rows.

Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Finished dimensions
Approx. 75” (190 cm) wingspan along top edge x 26“ (65 cm) width.

Different sizes and fits can also be achieved by altering yarn weight and/or needle size(s).