Nasturtium Shawl by September Knits

Nasturtium Shawl

by September Knits
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch worked flat using 3.25 mm/US #3 circ after blocking in fingering weight yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1400 - 1450 yards (1280 - 1326 m)
one size
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During the summer, I took my kids to a neighborhood park. In this park they have community garden beds, filled with Nasturtium plants. When I picked up a fallen Nasturtium leaf, the shape of the leaf inspired me. It reminded me of a half-circle shawl. The beautiful leaf veins coming from the center reminded me of brioche ribbing. From this leaf, I was given a shawl design that I couldn’t wait to make happen.

Nasturtium Shawl begins with a Garter-Tab Cast-On and is worked back and forth in garter stitch while increasing with kfb’s on designated increase rows. Two-Color Brioche is introduced to mimic the growing ‘leaf veins’ in the shawl. Simple brioche increases are used to grow the ‘leaf veins’ in the shawl over a shawl body of garter stitch. This shawl is bound off using an I-Cord Bind-Off.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Skills Needed: slipped stitches, basic brioche (brk/ brp/ sl1yo), brioche increases (brkyobrk), kfb’s, working a large amount of sts flat, and I-Cord Bind-Off.

Materials:
Fingering weight yarn: total approx. yarn used: 1314 meters/1436 yards
Sample Shown in La Bien Aimée’s newest base, Cashmerino, 75% Superwash Merino wool, 15% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 100g, 433 m/473 yds. MC: Glacier (2 skeins) & CC: Jonna (2 skeins)

NOTE: Yardage used is dependent on matching your gauge to pattern.

Needles:
Circ needle is used to accommodate large amount of stitches
3.25 mm/US #3 40 in/100 cm circ, or size to obtain gauge

Notions:
24 stitch markers for brioche sections
1 removable marker to denote right side of fabric
Blocking mat & blocking pins or wires

Gauge:
22 sts/40 rows= 4 in (10 cm) square in Garter Stitch worked flat using 3.25 mm/US #3 circ after blocking in fingering weight yarn

Size Information: One Size
Nasturtium Shawl is a very wearable large half-circle shawl that can easily wrap around your neck or simply drape down your shoulders and back.

Finished Measurement:
A. Total wingspan: 62 in/157 cm
B. Center depth: 23 in/58 cm

Two digital copies come with each purchase; a printer friendly version and the full layout version. The printer friendly version comes with the cover photo only. The full layout version comes with several photos.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab // Photography: Amy Selleck