Tagetes by Shaina Scott


October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
32" x 30"
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Tagetes begins with a tutorial for an easier I-Cord Tab/Cast-On and grows through 3 ever-increasing leaf/petal patterns overlaid on a simple mesh background. The edges are stabilized through an I-Cord edging that is slightly different from the usual. This slight change creates an edge where the joins on both sides fall to the back of the work so the front remains mirrored. It’s finished with a simple picot BO and an optional button closure (A Katrinkles’ Stitchable Bamboo Leaf Button is included with the kit).

Tagetes is named for the beautiful hand-dyed yarn from Biota Yarns that was included with the pattern’s release in the October 2017 Loving Local Club Yumi Kits.

Kelly dyed a local 100% Targhee wool with Marigolds that she harvested from her property and I based the shawl’s patterning off of leaf and flower motifs because of this. Biota yarns = local fauna + local flora. They feature local fleeces, pasture raised on small farms, processed by local fiber businesses dedicated to making quality yarns for fiber artists. I could think of no better name for the shawl than the true (read: scientific) name for marigolds: Tagetes.

Much simpler to knit that it seems at first, this pattern celebrates a yarn with great stitch definition in a colorway that makes you smile.

This is for the pattern only. If you would like the full kit please visit YumiYarns.com (while supplies last).

The kit from YumiYarns.com includes:

  • 1 - 4 oz skein of Biota Yarns’ Rural in Naturally Dyed Marigold (100% targhee wool raised in South Dakota, fingering weight)
  • 1 Printed Copy of the Tagetes Knitting Pattern
  • 1 Digital Copy of the Tagetes Knitting Pattern
  • 1 Katrinkles Stitchable Bamboo Leaf Button

Other Materials Needed:

  • US 3 (3.25 mm) 40” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch Marker/s
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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