Softly Falling by Luise O'Neill
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Softly Falling

Knitting
November 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
944 yards (863 m)
Top edge: 66” / 167.5cm; bottom edge: 108” / 274.5cm; back depth: 30” / 76cm.
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♫ The Music
Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian music legend ~ in Song for a Winter’s Night his resonant baritone sings:

“The lamp is burnin’ low upon my table top
The snow is softly fallin’ …“

and although we’re not into winter quite yet, autumn leaves in their dance toward the earth are imitating the snow…


Notes
Beginning with a provisionally cast on back-neck tab, this top-down shawl has a double-leaf centre back panel flanked by two triangles of leaves floating on mock cables columns situated on a reverse Stockinette stitch background.

The top edges are worked in a slip-stitch rib bordered by a single mock cable column. The tri-leaf bottom border leads into the faux-crochet bind off.

Although shown in two colours, this shawl can easily be worked in a single colour.

The stitch patterns are charted only.

Yarn
Light fingering yarn: 708yds/ 647m in main colour and 236yds / 216m in contrasting colour or 944yds / 863m of a single colour.

Sample shown in:

  • Classic Elite Villa (70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo viscose; 236yds / 216m per 50g): 3 skeins Crimson 2758 (main colour) and
  • Classic Elite Mountain Top Vail (70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo viscose; 236yds / 216m per 50g): 1 skein Sand 6436 (contrasting colour).

Needles
3.5mm / US4 circular 32” / 80cm long or longer.

Additional Gauge Information
Centre back panel (Chart C): 29 sts = 5.75” / 14.5cm.

Notions
Stitch markers, yarn needle, blocking pins and wires.

Helpful Links
Links followed by (v) are video links.

Provisional Cast On (PCO) links:
using circular needle cable (v)
crochet onto needle
crochet onto needle (v)
pick up sts from crochet chain (v)
using waste yarn (v)
Reading Charts


Credits
Tech editing by: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.
Test knitting: A huge thank you to the kind Ravellers who test knit this pattern - babablacksheep, contemax, dragonxser, janetknitwitch, KateB660, lindaran and momtatknits.