Once Smitten by Pamela Kay

Once Smitten

by Pamela Kay
Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, using smaller needles, unblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
625 yards (572 m)
One Size: Length 81"/102 cm, Depth 34.5"/87 cm
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With all the devastation in Australia right now, I will be donating 100% of the first week’s proceeds from the sales of this pattern to Animal Rescue Collective/ARC to assist with the much needed care and rehabilitation of the animals of Australia.

This fundraiser ended on January 22, 2020 and $135.00 has been donated! Thank you for your support!

Once Smitten is an asymmetrical shawl knit with three engaging lace sections alternated with relaxing garter stitch rows creating interest and texture throughout the design. The lace is an easy to memorize 4-step repeat over two rows. A larger gauge is utilized allowing the lace to open up and shine!

Techniques used:
Knit & purl, cable cast-on, I-cord bind off, increasing, decreasing, and passing slipped stitches over.

Yarn used in sample:
625 yds of DK weight yarn:
200 yds of Color A (Viper) & 425 yds of Color B (Gosia).
Other weight yarn may also be used, but you will need to allow for yardage and finished size differences.

Suggested yarn:
Any yarn that has the ability to be blocked aggressively. The sample uses a 100% Merino Wool in a solid color for Color A and a variegated yarn with short color changes for Color B. Solid and/or tonal colors would also be beautiful to use together!

Suggested needles:
US 7/4.5 mm and US 10/6 mm (32”/81 cm or larger circular needles) or size needed for gauge. Larger needles should be 3 sizes larger than smaller needles.

Notions:
Two stitch markers, one removable stitch marker, scissors, tapestry needle, blocking wires, pins, blocking mat.

Gauge:
16 sts & 32 rows = 4”/10 cm
Worked in garter stitch, using smaller needles, and measured unblocked.

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This pattern has been tech edited for clarity and corrections.

~The moment they rolled him into the room, so vulnerable in his isolette, I was at once, smitten! He was so tiny, a beautiful miracle wrapped completely in soft clean blankets. Only his nose peeked out complete with breathing tube and catheter. I longed to touch him. I was mesmerized and my world stood still! Then, the quiet whisper of my daughter: “Would you like to hold my son?” Be still my heart! As she placed him in my arms I fell in love with this tiny new human. A love I had never imagined filled every fiber of my being and overflowed into my soul. I knew instantly I would love him fiercely for the rest of my life! It is my hope for you to experience the joy of being Once Smitten!~