Liberty Ferry by Gretha Mensen

Liberty Ferry

Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
Approx. 84.6” (215 cm) wingspan along top edge x 25.6“ (65 cm) width.
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‘Liberty Ferry’ is a design rich in both graphic impact and symbolic meaning. Sweeping diagonal lines cascade down to an elegant braided cable, creating a rhythmic, classic pattern that is perfect for either solid or tonally dyed yarns.

The shawl has a deeper significance as well: it is a memento of a visit to New York’s cherished icon, Lady Liberty, and it suggests how people from different lands, each following his or her own path, can be brought together by knitting, as their lives intertwine in a harmonious and rewarding shared experience.

Liberty Ferry has an asymmetrical shape with a built-in I-cord edge and is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge. The cable section runs through the entire shawl. The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts and is also charted.

YARN
3 skeins GigglingGecko Yarns, Giggling Sportlandia (100% SW merino, 100 gr-yds/262m).
Sample shown in color Creme, 798yds/730m used.

Or any Sportweight yarn: approx. 766-875yds (700-800m).

MATERIALS
24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 7 (4.50mm) for last row and BO to avoid flaring.
US 8 (5.00 mm) for body.

Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
One cable pattern repeat (16 stitches x 8 rows), blocked =2.26” x 1” (5.75 x 2.50 cm).
Garter slip stitch pattern (17 stitches x 34 rows), blocked = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approx. 84.6” (215 cm) wingspan along top edge x 25.6“ (65 cm) width.