Rivulous Shawl by Erin Kurup
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Rivulous Shawl

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
764 yards (699 m)
One
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Looking for the perfect pattern for those precious variegated skeins you’ve been hoarding? You just might have found it!

Specifically designed for crazier colorways, Rivulous features deliciously simple lace, twisted rib, and plenty of Reverse Stockinette to show off your yarn of choice. Of course, for a completely different (but equally lovely) look, you can opt for a subtle tonal or rich solid instead. Or maybe even handspun?

The finished shawl keeps your neck warm and shows off your yarn of choice without getting in the way. Wear it over your shoulders, loop it around your neck with the ends curling down in front, or tuck the ends up underneath for more of a cowl-like look.

The runs and dots in Rivulous remind me of nothing so much as the rivulets on a rain-streaked window—one of my very favorite views for knitting and tea drinking.

Rivulous is both written and charted and has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence. It’s recommended for advanced or adventurous beginners and beyond. Once the pattern is established, being able to “read” your knitting is a big help.



SIZE
Wingspan: 62” / 157.5 cm
Center Depth: 19.5” / 49.5 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.

YARN
Approximately 764 yd / 698 m of fingering weight yarn.

Shown in Six and Seven Fiber Alfalfa (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 382 yd / 349 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Sister
Sparrow.

NEEDLES
US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; 40” / 100 cm or longer circular needles are recommended to accommodate large number of stitches

NOTIONS
4 stitch markers, 6 additional stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle

GAUGE
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4” 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.

TECHNIQUES
Simple lace, twisted stitches, reading your knitting. The most complicated part of Rivulous is keeping your place. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.


Here’s how testers described Rivulous: challenging, exciting, amazing, never boring, addictive, educational, interesting, squishy, unique, rewarding, relaxing, and satisfying.

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