Sailing by Meg Gadsbey

Sailing

Knitting
July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch in fingering/sock yarn. Gauge is 13 stitches x 24 rows in DK yarn.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
365 - 516 yards (334 - 472 m)
Fingering/sock version = 67" x 13.5" (170cm x 34.5cm); DK version = 78.5" x 16.5" (200cm x 42cm)
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Sailing is an asymmetric triangle shawl knit in comforting garter stitch, with bands of stocking stitch included for geometric interest and texture.

The pattern is written for both DK/8 ply yarn and fingering/sock/4 ply yarn, and is ideal for saturated, speckled, tonal, and variegated colours.

The shawl size can be adjusted by adding or omitting pattern sections to suit the amount of yarn you have.

Finished Measurements
Fingering/4 ply version:
Wingspan 67 inches/170 cm;
Depth 13.5 inches/34 cm, after blocking.

DK/8 ply version:
Wingspan 78.5 inches/200 cm;
Depth 16.5 inches/42 cm, after blocking.

Yarn Requirements
Fingering/4 ply version:
Approximately 400 yards/366 metres of fingering/sock/4 ply yarn.

DK/8 ply version:
Approximately 516 yards/472 metres of DK/8 ply yarn.

Fingering/4 ply version (grey shawl) shown in Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Fingering (80% Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon; 405 yards/370 metres per skein), in Dr Zhivago’s Sky, 1 skein.

DK/8 ply version (yellow shawl) shown in Atelier White Gum DK yarn, (100% Merino; 258 yards/236 metres per 100 grams), in Sunshine, 2 skeins.

Needles & Notions
Fingering/4 ply version:
6 US/4 mm circular needle, 24 inches/60 cm long, to accommodate the large number of stitches.

DK/8 ply version:
9 US/5.5 mm circular needle, 32 inches/80 cm long, to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Stitch marker (optional).
Tapestry / yarn needle to weave in ends.

Gauge
Fingering/4 ply version:
18 sts and 36 rows per 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.

DK/8 ply version:
13 sts and 24 rows per 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.

Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape and amount of yarn required.