Some Me Time (Shawl) by Joji Locatelli

Some Me Time (Shawl)

August 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One size, 2 different yarn weights.
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This is the type of project that brings me the greatest pleasure: soothing, repetitive and meditative. It’s what I most love to knit during my ‘me’ time.
Designs like these truly let me enjoy and make the most of this craft’s soul healing properties. They feel like a scented candle, or a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Relax, let go of all the worries.

I love to have a project that I can look at and know exactly at which point I left it, without having to check what’s next. Simple repetitions that produce a beautiful complex fabric with minimal effort.
I love a project that can grow organically, without me making lots of plans before-hand.
I often start these projects saying ‘This one is just for me. I don’t need to write this pattern, it’s just for my own enjoyment’, but here you are, reading about it.
I create patterns for self-love, so this one too had to go out to the world and be shared, but don’t worry, the pattern writing process was just as enjoyable as the knitting. This really is a simple design to make the most of our self-loving time, both for you, the knitter and for me, the designer.

Sport Weight Version (Brown Shawl):
68¾” (172 cm) from side to side and 32¾” (83 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
DK Weight Version (Moss Green Shawl):
73½” (184 cm) from side to side and 35¼” (88 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.

Sport Weight Version: 2 skeins of Nest Sport by Magpie Fibers (100% non superwash Corriedale, 100g / 350 yd 320m) or approx. 700 yd 640m of sport weight yarn. The sample was made using colorway Twilight Beaver.
DK Weight Version: 3 skeins of Pura Abrigo by Pura Hilados (100% Argentine wool, 100g / 240 yd 220m) or approx. 700 yards of DK weight yarn. The sample was made using colorway Hiedra.
Sport Weight Version: US 6 (4mm) needles.
DK Weight Version: US 8 (5mm) needles.
Other notions: Several stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.

Sport Weight Version: 17 st and 36 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 6 (4 mm) needles after blocking.
DK Weight Version: 15 st and 30 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 8 (5 mm) needles after blocking.