Mindful Shawl by Libby Jonson

Mindful Shawl

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in "lace chevrons"
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 - 874 yards (400 - 799 m)
small & large
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I love knitting that makes me think and keeps me on my toes. It’s my “mindful knitting” and when I’m working on it I live fully in the moment, notice exactly what’s in front of me and concentrate.

You’ll want to steal away from the hubbub of the world and curl up in a quiet corner when you cast on your Mindful shawl. Take your time and enjoy the process.

Mindful is a modern lace shawl featuring striking lacework and a dramatic picot border and this new expanded version of my original Mindful shawl includes two sizes; the original single skein shawl and a larger shawl using two skeins of fingering-weight yarn. The crescent shape is fantastically wearable and both sizes look gorgeous draped in a variety of styles.

The lace patterns are rhythmic and symmetrical, and are set out clearly in both written and charted instructions.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan small (large) approx.
63.5”/161.5 cm (86”/218.5 cm) (blocked)
Depth at widest part; small (large) approx. 15.5”/39.5 cm (19”/48.5 cm) (blocked)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size US5/3.75 mm circular needles at least 24”/60 cm long. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
2 stitch markers

GAUGE
17 sts and 29 rows = 4”/10 cm in Lace Chevron pattern (see Chart 1, Lace Chevrons in pattern) after a well-stretched wet blocking.

YARN
Large shawl (brown)
2 skeins of Titus 4ply by Eden Cottage Yarns (75% superwash Merino wool/25% mulberry silk; 100g = 437 yds/400 m), in “Compost”.

Small shawl (pink)
1 skein of Titus 4ply by Eden Cottage Yarns (75% superwash Merino wool/25% mulberry silk; 100g = 437 yds/400 m), in “Faded Bloom”.

Or approx. 437 yds/400 m 874 yds/800 m of fingering-weight yarn.