Maivember by Melanie Berg

Maivember

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
916 yards (838 m)
110" [280 cm] wingspan along top edge and 19.5" [50 cm] width
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Maivember is available in Colorwork Shawls, my new book. Please find all info on ordering here. From Oc 7, 2020, on, the pattern will also be available on Ravelry.

November 2018 was grey, rainy and foggy in my hometown. I had to drive around in my car a lot. Each time I turned on my local radio station for some distraction. How lovely to find out they were just celebrating “Maivember” - bringing the joyfulness and colorfulness of May right into November, where it was needed a lot. They played a lot
of fresh songs that made you want to sing along and they definitely cheered me up during all those car drives.

Here’s my translation of that in knitting - I hope you’ll enjoy Maivember, which brings joy and colors into an otherwise grey season.

The beautifully hand-dyed yarn is from WalkCollection - a perfect mix of colors.

Yardage
• 1 skein in „Crystal“, 98 g / 392 yds [359 m] used for sample
• 1 skein in „Pretty in Pink“, 41 g / 164 yds [151 m] used for sample
• 1 skein in „Midnight“, 90 g / 360 yds [330 m] used for sample
Note: Color A had almost completely been used up
for the original sample. If you want to make sure you don’t run out of yarn, do a gauge swatch. Also, you can safely leave out 1 repeat of Section 3 towards the end for a smaller (but still genereously sized) version of the shawl.

ERRATA: In Colorwork Shawls (1st edition), the general yardage info for Cozy Merino is wrong. The yardage given for each color is correct.


Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

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