Saturday Shawl by Amy Swenson

Saturday Shawl

March 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
Finished size, 44 by 22 after blocking
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Can I admit that this pattern came to be half from an idea I had in the shower and half from a dare? I woke up on a Friday with this shawl idea in my head. Worked in two triangles knit together, it would showcase busy handpainted sock yarn, of which my yarn stash overfloweth.

A few hours later, I tweeted about the idea, and how it made me itch to cast on. A designer friend dared me to not only cast on that night, but finish the sample and publish the pattern by the end of the weekend.

The result is a lightweight small shawl, perfect for tossing around your neck as a splash of color. I named it the “Saturday Shawl”, not only because I spent all of Saturday knitting it, but because it’s what I want to wear on the weekend.