Midwinter's Hush by Simone Kereit

Midwinter's Hush

January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
425 - 665 yards (389 - 608 m)
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Dark winter night, last snowflakes fall
onto pine trees strong and tall.
The stars above sparkle like snow
which lays below, bends branches low.

In frozen snows I lay asleep
on pine trees high, on mountains steep.
In Spring I melt and trickle down,
down to the soil that’s deep and brown

Midwinter’s Hush is the first installment of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club, and is exclusively available as part of the pattern club until 2016. If you would like to know when I release new patterns, you can sign up for my newsletter here.

Bottom up shawl is written for 2 sizes and in 2 different weights of yarn.
Instructions are available both charted and written (line by line)

I used to shy away from bottom up shawls as the amount of stitches to cast on seemed interminable, however with this shawl, I placed picots into the cast on edge and suddenly the counting of stitches became a breeze! Plus it gives the shawl that lovely edge that you often only find on top down designs! Both these things make me extremely happy :)

The size of this shawl can also easily be adjusted, by increasing the cast on stitches in increments of 25.


Blue Heron Yarns ‘Rayon Metallic’ (88% rayon/12% metallic, 550 yards/503 m, 8 oz/227 g)
Large sample, shown in ‘Polar Bear/Silver’

Knit Picks ‘Palette’ (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Fingering Weight, 231yards/50 gram ball)
Smaller sample, shown in ‘Clarity’

If using Sport/DK weight yarn (Blue Heron Rayon Metallic):
Size A uses approx. 515 yards/471 m
Size B uses approx. 665 yards/608 m

If using fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Palette in ‘Clarity’):
Size A uses approx. 425 yards/390 m
Size B uses approx. 550 yards/505 m

US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, min. 47” (120 cm), or size to obtain gauge
US Size 8 (5 mm) long circular needle, for cast on only

Finished Sizes A (B) (Blue Heron; sport/DK)
22 (26)”/ 56 (66) cm center back depth,
54 (68)”/ 137 (173) cm wingspan

Finished Sizes A (B) (Knit Picks; fingering

20 (25)”/ 51 (64) cm center back depth,
50 (58)”/127 (147) cm wingspan

You would obviously only use beads if you are not using the Blue Heron Rayon Metallic yarn, I think there might be a thing like too much ‘bling’ ;)

Size A uses approx. 875 beads
Size B uses approx. 1225 beads

Feel free to use less beads, as you could easily only bead the border or certain sections in the shawl and use vastly less beads and still have an amazing shawl!

And come join the KAL for this shawl over in my friendly group!