Seedlings' Greetings by Skeinanigans

Seedlings' Greetings

Knitting
November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1440 yards (1317 m)
One Size
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Designed to showcase the stunning spectrum of hand-dyed colorways from The Fiber Seed, Seedlings’ Greetings is the perfect pattern for those holiday yarn advent calendars we all love so much! With unique side-to-side construction, 24 delightful wedges of color come together to create a stunning half-circle shawl. Each wedge is created using a super simple short row technique to maximize the glory of each precious mini skein. Instructions are included for two yarn calendar options — 24-day Advent and Eight Nights of Chanukah. Savor your self-care this holiday season with relaxing garter stitch and an easy-to-memorize pattern that’s deliriously fun to knit and equally enjoyable to wear.

Recommended Yarn
The Fiber Seed:
Sprout Sock Seedlings
» Fingering mini skeins;
90% Superwash Merino;
10% Nylon;
≈60 yds per ≈17g (55 m)
Calendar options:
» Advent Calendar
» Eight Nights of Chanukah

Thanks to Lindsay and Jordan of thefiberseed for providing yarn support for this pattern!

Yardage
ADVENT (24 colors) 60 yds / 55 m each
EIGHT NIGHTS (8 colors) 180 yds / 165 m each
FULL SHAWL 1,440 yds / 1,317 m each
Yardage can vary based on your yarn, gauge, and modifications.

MATERIALS
NEEDLES
» US 6 (4 mm)
32” circular (81 cm)
NOTIONS
» Tapestry needle
» Locking stitch marker (optional)

Gauge
Measurements taken after blocking.
Garter Stitch worked flat
22 sts × 36 rnds = 4”× 4” (10 cm)

Note: Gauge is not crucial to this project. Instead of swatching, begin Wedge 1 with the recommended needle size. If you are able to knit the entire wedge from one mini skein (≈60 yds, 55 m), continue with that needle size. If not, use a smaller needle.

A talented team of knitters made Seedlings’ Greetings possible. Thank you to Nina, Anna, Lis, Michelle, Nicola, Samantha, and Shelia for test knitting and to Kate Howland of GraphicDyeworks for graphic design!

This pattern was designed with the knitter in mind! As you complete each task, mark or fill in the Track Your Progress (TYP) task bubbles and repeat boxes so you never lose your place again. Happy knitting!