libra by ash alberg


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over main body, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
870 yards (796 m)
long edge: 78” (198cm); centre spine: 21” (53.5cm)
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this pattern is part of the unfolding collection, a series of 12 shawls inspired by the moon signs. designed as a thank you for subscribers of the weekly sunflower knit newsletter, subscribers receive a discount on both their moon sign as well as the full collection. sign up for the newsletter here.

the full unfolding collection is being released on april 14, 2019. join the newsletter before april 12 to receive first dibs on accompanying notions and naturally dyed shawl kits created for this collection.

the scales of balance in a libra moon are seen most clearly by the harmony they strive best to maintain in their lives. libra moons are notorious for doing their most to keep the peace, even if that means they lose out on something to please someone else. the sweet spot, dear libra moons, is to find a compromise that keeps you and those around you happy without sacrificing your own values and needs.

the libra shawl is a true balancing act, knit from one end to the other in a simple knit and purl texture that fans out evenly from the centre. tassels add a bit of fun as well as structure to this design.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 870 yards (796 metres), 200g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses woolen boon’s boon classic (100% superwash merino, 435 yards 398 metres, 100g) x 2 skeins in one pot wonder

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10cm), over main body, blocked