Little Acts of Kindness by Francoise Danoy

Little Acts of Kindness

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
44" (112 cm) wingspan; 16" (41 cm) depth
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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu

Little Acts of Kindness is a little sideways triangular shawl, that bit-by-bit, expands and grow. It serves as a reminder that little actions amount to great change over time: and if we act in the mindset of doing good and serving others, then that will affect positive change over time. So if it seems like your acts of service aren’t making any change, think to your knitting: each stitch on their own doesn’t do much, but together, they transform your yarn into something beautiful and magical.

This shawl is simple to adjust for different yarn weights and yardages as both sides of the design use the same amount of yarn. Weigh your yarn and split it into two cakes (or take note of the weight as you work the pattern) to ensure that both sides will have enough yarn to spare. As an alternative version of this shawl, you can continue working the increase section as long as you like, without decreasing.

This pattern is charted only

Yarns Used: Knitcraft & Knittery: Fingering Weight Merino (Fingering; 100% Merino; 437 yards/ 100 grams). One skein in Silver Fox.
Needle: US6 (4mm) circular needle. A long circular needle is recommended, in order to accommodate the large number of stitches as the shawl grows.
Yardage: 437 yards (400 meters)
Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Stitch pattern. Gauge is not crucial to this project, but varying gauges can affect yardage and final measurements.
Other Notions: Darning needle, stitch markers.
Final Measurements: A: 44 inches (112 cm) B : 16 inches (41 cm)

This pattern has been tech edited for clarity and corrections.