Modern Nature by Sarah Mackay

Modern Nature

January 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in blocked garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
960 yards (878 m)
smaller scarf or larger shawl / wrap
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Modern nature
A seamless garter stitch project inspired by the soft colours in the Schiehallion palette. Choose between a large blanket-like shawl, or a cosy scarf.
Kate Davies Designs Schiehallion (100% British wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g skein)
1 skein of each of the following shades:
A Rhubarb; B Mooring; C Eileen; D Faded Overalls; E Crowdie; F Daunder; G Doris; H Alto 
Needles and Notions
Gauge-size needle
Needle two sizes above gauge-size for i-cord border
One regular stitch marker
Locking stitch markers or waste yarn for holding pairs of live stitches
16 sts and 32 rows to 10cm / 4in over gently blocked garter stitch
Use 4.5mm needle as a starting point for swatching.
Scarf (Shawl)
Wingspan: 122cm / 48in (183cm / 72in)
Depth: 40.5cm / 16in (61cm / 24in)

Pattern Notes
Modern Nature is a join as you go garter stitch shawl or scarf. Elongated triangles, achieved with short rows, create a generous wingspan without excessive depth. Start by knitting one triangle, then pick up stitches to knit a second triangle to form the bottom tip. Other than at the edges, triangles are worked as pairs that together form a mitred rectangle. A simple intarsia twist creates a clean shade change, with garter ridges of adjacent triangles running perpendicular to one another.