Pool Drops by Gretha Mensen

Pool Drops

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in garter pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
794 - 840 yards (726 - 768 m)
Approx. 94.5” (240 cm) wingspan along top edge x 17“ (43 cm) width.
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Relaxing garter with an easy lace pattern makes this shawl easy to knit and wear. The shawl is fully reversible with an equally pretty pattern on both sides.

Pool drops is worked flat from the top down, starting with a garter tab. Stitches are increased every row along the edges to create the crescent shape. Pattern is fully written and a stitch count is given throughout the whole shawl. The lace pattern is also charted.


YARN
2 skeins Madeline Tosh merino light (100 % merino wool), 100 gr-420yds/384m). Sample shown in color Translation, used 794yds/726m.

Or any fingering weight yarn: approx. 840yds (768m).

MATERIALS
US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
In lace pattern (18 stitches x 6 rows), blocked =
4” x 0.8” (10 x 2 cm).
In garter pattern (18 stitches x 37 rows), blocked = 4” (10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approx. 94.5” (240 cm) wingspan along top edge x 17“ (43 cm) width.

ADJUSTMENTS
Shawl is easy adjustable in almost any yarn and yarn weight.

SKILLS NEEDED
Knit, purl, increase and decrease.