love story by ash alberg

love story

November 2018
Lace ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in over garter, blocked and stretched
US 3 - 3.25 mm
492 yards (450 m)
long edge: 53” (134.5cm); centre spine: 23.5” (59.5cm)
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how can we write our own love stories? stitch by stitch, with openness and transparency and a willingness to stretch ourselves.

…oh wait, maybe that’s just how we knit our own love story shawl. there is something to be said about lessons in knitting transferring over to the rest of our lives though…

needles: US 3 (3.25mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 492 yards (450 metres), 50g of laceweight yarn
sample shown in hélène magnússon’s love story (100% icelandic lambswool, 246 yards 225 metres, 25g) x 2 skeins in natural brown

notions: tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

gauge: 24 stitches x 26 rows = 4” (10cm), over garter, blocked and stretched