Liminal Shawl by Andrea Mowry

Liminal Shawl

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over garter stitch knit flat, after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
928 yards (849 m)
one size
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Liminal means on the edge of things or between things and it resonates with me and how I like to knit my shawls. I always prefer a mix of challenging & simple stitches, so just as I tire of one, I begin the other. Relaxing garter lies between rows of engaging brioche, a tumble of nupps and finished with a picot border. The result is a squishy, textured shawl to wrap up in during all of life’s adventures - be it a walk to the mailbox or trek through the wilderness.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan - 85”/216 cm
Center Depth - 25”/63.5 cm

SUGGESTED YARN
Kettle Yarn Co Beyul DK
Baby Yak Down/ Silk/ SW Merino (232 yd/100 g/212 m)
4 skeins Iceberg (I used all but 10 g of the 4th skein. Each skein weighed in over 100 g, so if you are substituting yarns, you may want to snag a 5th skein!)

This ethical yarn is sourced from Yaks which have a minimal impact on sparse grassland and every single facet of the yak is used for survival making them and their fleece extremely environmental.⁠ All of the Merino is sourced from Peru from ethical farms that don’t use mulesing (cruel cutting) on their sheep. Yak is durable, breathable, lightweight and its incredible thermal properties keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.⁠

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
US 6/4 mm - 32”/80 cm circular needle
Small Crochet hook for Nupps (size E recommended)

GAUGE
16 sts & 48 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over garter stitch knit flat, after blocking.
16 sts & 38 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over complete stitch pattern on final shawl after blocking

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Garter tab cast on
Crochet Nupps
One color brioche
Triangular, top down shawl shaping
Increasing
Knitting
Purling
Picot bind off