Surprised by Joy by Jessica Anderson

Surprised by Joy

September 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
580 - 620 yards (530 - 567 m)
80”/203 cm wingspan and 22”/56 cm long.
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When you are struggling the middle of the seemingly endless grey days, the hardest thing is to find hope in the middle of it all. Yet, those tiny moments, those glimpses of joy surprise us beyond measure. It’s in them that we grow, learn and move forward. Deceptively simple, this shawl gives you a pause to be surprised by joy with a simple pop of color, a band of garter stitch worked on a grey background of stockinette. The piece is completed with a dainty ribbed ruffle edging for just an extra touch of care. Pick your favorite pair of colors and this one has the potential to bring you joy all year long.

Finished Dimensions: 80”/203 cm wingspan and 22”/56 cm long.
Gauge: 20 sts/28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter Stitch pattern, after blocking
Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 335 yards, 306 m, 100 gm, 3.53 oz, 1 skein Pearl (MC), 1 skein Borrajas (CC)
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” or size preferred to work a large number of sts.
Supplies: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, three stitch markers.