Make Anew by Maddie Harvey

Make Anew

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1094 yards (1000 m)
One Size
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“Yellow daisy, a dandelion, or pussy willow, it’s a different thing … One thing about forsythia, she comes around and I get lost, against her yellow, I’m no longer me.” ‘Forsythia’, Veruca Salt, American Thighs, 1994

Forsythia, magnolia, daffodils, crocus, cherry blossom … all signs that spring* is here, or at least on its way. These plants regenerate every year; they lie dormant through the winter (or so it seems) and in the spring they bloom again, just like last year. This process of regrowth combines the familiar with the new: these plants regrow every year, which is familiar to us, and yet each time they do this they are producing new buds, flowers and leaves.

This spring, join me on a knitting adventure where we’ll knit something anew, merging the familiar with the unfamiliar to create a fresh spring-inspired shawl. Combine colours that are new to you with those you’re accustomed with to knit a beautiful shawl using well-known techniques alongside a unique construction. Make anew.

Make Anew is knitted in three sections beginning with the middle portion, which features stripes of textured lace alternated with garter stitch. As well as being very moreish to knit, this striped patterning results in a beautiful scalloped edge along the midpoint of the shawl

Along one edge of this first section, stitches are picked up to begin the shawl’s second part, which is a garter stitch portion. This relaxing segment is transected by gorgeous columns of slipped stitches, with a decreasing stitch count, which finishes in a elegant point.

Lastly, stitches are picked up along the remaining side of section one, and worked in stripes once more. This last section is a comfortable knit, as the stripes not only create a pleasing mirrored effect with the initial section, but the repetition of the patterning is so familiar as to become an easy-going knit. The finishing touch is added with a simple edging worked along both long sides of the shawl.

Join in with a very relaxed knit-a-long over in my Ravelry group here

Bear in Sheep’s Clothing, Bear Cozy (4ply/fingering-weight; 400m/437m per 100g; 100% fine Falkland Merino)
2 skeins in Spectral (MC) and 1 skein in Prosita (CC)

3.75 mm / US 5 needles, five lockable stitch markers

17 sts x 27 rows = 10 cm in Garter stitch after blocking

…in the Northern Hemisphere. Wherever you live in the world, the season of spring will mean something different to you, especially if you live somewhere that doesn’t have ‘spring’. Whatever your experience, I hope that the notion of ‘making anew’ will appeal to you and that you’d like to knit-a-long too!