Retreat Shawl by Dawn Henderson

Retreat Shawl

April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, knit flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
650 - 700 yards (594 - 640 m)
One Size
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This simple and meditative shawl is knit flat from a narrow edge that continues to widen and increase along one side. The main portion of the body is worked with reverse stockinette on the right side and then a simple 1x1 cable pattern begins. While a cable needle can be used (and instructions are given as such), these stitches can easily be worked without the use of a cable needle. The shawl is finished with a neat i-cord bind-off along the longest edge. The nature of the Nutmeg Fibers Retreat base results in a shawl that is rustic in texture, but next-to-skin soft, with incredible drape after blocking!

One size
Finished dimensions: Approx. 57” W x 37” L / 145 x 94 cm

2 skeins Nutmeg Fibers Retreat ( 50% US Alpaca / 50% US Merino; 350yds / 100g)


Approx. 700 yds / 640 meters of Sport / DK weight yarn

Sample knit in the Light Lac colorway.

4.0 mm / US 6, 32” / 80cm circular needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

20 sts x 24 rows = 4x4” / 10x10 cm (knit flat in stockinette stitch, after blocking)
Note: Gauge is not critical in this project, but modifications in yarn weight or needle size may affect total yardage needed.