Plenitude Shawl by Lauren Rad

Plenitude Shawl

March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
One size
low vision format available
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This pattern includes a second PDF version that is formatted for knitters with low vision. It has black text, size 22 or larger text in a sans serif font, no italics, no columns, and fully-written directions. The chart is still included but is not needed to work the pattern. Many thanks to Gemma Thompson (gemmabelle here on Rav) and the Accessible Patterns group for their guidance in formatting patterns in a more accessible way.

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Plenitude (n) - 1: the quality or state of being full : COMPLETENESS
2: a great sufficiency : ABUNDANCE

This soft, lacy shawl, which is knit from a side point outward, is full of texture and warmth. It features repeating bands of seed stitch and lace to create a striped effect that is both strong and soft. With its easily memorized pattern and short repeats, this shawl is perfect for soothing stitch sessions.

I hope its softness brings you an abundance of comfort and contentment. I hope its brings your handknit wardrobe closer to a state of completeness. Most of all, I hope it brings you a great sufficiency of happy knitting time, those hours spent quietly moving from stitch to stitch in a semi-meditative state.

One size, 50” (127 cm) wide by 27.5” (70 cm) at its widest point

Fingering weight yarn, 750-800 yds (686-732 m)

Sample shown knit in Camellia Fiber Co. CFC Sylvan Fingering, 70% gray alpaca, 20% silk, and 10% cashmere, 437 yds (400 m) per 3.5 oz (100g g)

4” (10 cm) square = 31 stitches and 34 rows in seed stitch

One set of needles in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 4 (3.5 mm)

Optional stitch markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: twisted stitches, increases, decreases