Rustic Reset by Shannon Squire

Rustic Reset

Knitting
February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
480 yards (439 m)
65" wingspan, 15" deep at center, after enthusiastic blocking.
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Sometimes, you just need a knitterly palate-cleanser. A project that is simple enough to work on whenever you have a spare moment, but enjoyable to bring into existence. There’s nothing like a simple, textured shawl in a lovely, rustic yarn to give you that project-reset. Mix and match two colors in a DK-weight yarn to create a Rustic Reset of your very own.

Yarn
approximately 480 yards total DK-weight yarn. I used Snowqualmie Valley Yarn in Ice Blue (cA, 280 yds) and Coreopsis (cB, 200 yds), plus a bit of cotton or smooth yarn for Provisional Cast On.

Some of my testers used DK-weight yarn with a smaller yardage, and tweaked the pattern accordingly. If your cA yardage is smaller than the yardage called for, I suggest working fewer repeats of the Increase Section. This is a very forgiving pattern, stitch-count-wise, and as long as you have an even number before beginning your border, everything will be just fine.

Finished measurements
65” wingspan, 15” deep at center, after enthusiastic blocking.