Squam by Annah Burnes


September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinet
US 6 - 4.0 mm
463 - 872 yards (423 - 797 m)
Little Squam and Squam
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When I first saw Cherish Stevens of Dandelions & Daisies’ yarn called Coffee by the Lake (the variegated yarn). I fell in love as many of you know I’m a barista by day.

One of the things that you may not know about me is caffeine has never effected me, I have been known to bring a cup of coffee to bed, this trait is something that my mom’s mom used to do. Grandma was an amazing women who taught me to knit. One of our favorite places is Squam lake, this shawl to me is Grandma asking “Oh, how was the lake? Tell me all about it” when her health had declined.

Squam lake has been the summer place for 6 generations of my dad’s family and 4 generations of my mom’s family. Both sets of my grandparents not only knew each other but we both neighbors and friends for years, a concept which was lost on 4 year old me who introduced them to each other at a dinner party.

This is Squam.

How many of us associate knitting with a lost love one? I’m guessing lot of us.

I designed this pattern to feature 6 dragonflies motifs which in Native American culture symbolizes a loved one visiting from beyond the grave, these dragonflies do not jump out at you but are rather seen when you need them the most much like love it’s always there but not always seen.

Both of my gransparents sets made their home around Squam lake and it was where I learned to knit so it’s only fitting that I name this shawl “Squam”

For Squam: Two full skeins of Dandelion and
Daisey Fiber Arts, Willowy Silk Single Ply 438yds.
One of Coffee by the Lake Color A and One in
Leaves Color B. (Green)

For Little Squam 2/50gram skeins shown in the
designers personal handy work not for sale,
Dandelion and Daisey Fiber Arts carries this
same base under the name Sassafras sock 4 ply
with 231 yards. (Teals)

US size 6 needle circular needle.

10 stitch markers

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Stitches needed:
Knit (K) Purl (P)
Place Marker (PM) Slip marker (SM)
Make One LEFT (M1L) Make One RIGHT
Yarn Over (YO)