Silverfall Shawl by Inese Sang

Silverfall Shawl

May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1140 - 1200 yards (1042 - 1097 m)
One Size - Wingspan 87.5” (222 cm) x Depth 35” (89 cm)
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Silverfall Shawl has been inspired by the rich Latvian folklore, the songs and folk poems where rain is often referred as the falling silver from the sky or silver rain, especially spring and summer time rain - shimmering in a sunlight, covering meadows in a gentle glow and branches of birch trees in flickering sparks of sun rays caught reflecting off the rain soaked leaves. When it comes to nature, I draw a lot of inspiration from my birth country Latvia. Maybe because I feel so deeply connected with the ways nature shows its course there. I find more and more amazing natural wonders of this tiny country which, despite globalization, still honours and draws from nature in so many aspects of life.

Silverfall Shawl is an asymmetrical shawl worked sideways from tip to its widest point featuring a simple body with contrast colour purl rows and a densely textured raindrop-like panel. Shawl is bound off using a knitted-on edge with tiny suspended bobbles.

The pattern has been thoroughly tech edited and test knitted.

The pattern includes written instructions as well as charts.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate (i-cord edge, carrying yarn, twisted stitches, knitted-on bobble edge bind off)

SIZE: Wingspan (length along the longest edge): 87.5” (222 cm). Depth: 35” (89 cm).

YARN & YARDAGE: The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering 50% alpaca, 30% wool, 20% viscose; 200 yds (183 m) per 50 gr skein. Total of six skeins – 1200 yds (1098 m).
Main Colour: Wild Ginger, 600 yds (549 m).
Contrast Colour: River Dolphin, 600 yds (549 m).
a 4-ply fingering weight yarn in:
Main Colour: 600 yds (549 m).
Contrast Colour 1: 600 yds (549 m).

NEEDLES: US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars with 32” (80 cm) cable. (or size to obtain gauge)
One US 4 (3.5 mm) dpn. (or same size as circulars used to obtain gauge

GAUGE: 22 sts x 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) after blocking.

NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

As always, my biggest thanks to my tech editor and to the team of my amazing test knitters, who volunteered their time, skills and knowledge to make this pattern possible and the whole test knitting experience light, fun and so joyful.