San Drea Shawl by Emma Welford

San Drea Shawl

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1210 yards (1106 m)
80” (203.2cm) wide x 24.5" (62.2cm) deep
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Relax and stashbust with the San Drea Shawl! While knitting this shawl may be zen-like, it’s never boring thanks to the alternating sections of short rows and stripes. A lace border gives a welcome break from all that garter stitch and adds a delicate finishing touch. Make your San Drea Shawl truly one-of-a-kind with endless customization options--use a different color for each stripe, make your stripes thicker or thinner (or add more of them!), extend the lace section or take it off entirely.

The version of Shibui Staccato used in this shawl has been discontinued and replaced with a new version that does not contain nylon. As such, two of the three contrast colors (50s Kitchen & Redwood) are no longer available.

Choose from two stripe width options for the final stripe section. The ‘skinny stripes’ option matches the pattern sample shawl, while the ‘skinnier stripes’ option was used by many of my beta knitters in their versions.

80” (203.2cm) wide x 24.5” (62.2cm) deep at deepest point

MC: Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% Merino/30% Silk; 100g=490yds); color: #414 Ivory Letter Opener, 2 skeins

CC: Shibui Staccato (65% Merino/30% Silk/5% Nylon;
color 1: #112 Redwood, 1 skein
color 2: #151 50’s Kitchen, 1 skein
color 3: #103 Apple, 1 skein

or approximately 850 yds MC and 110 (120, 130) yds of CC1 (CC2, CC3)

22.5 sts & 50 rnds=4”/10cm in garter stitch, blocked

Photography: Lindsey Topham
Tech editing: Cait Livingston