Teacup by Sylvia McFadden


June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat in stockinette and blocked.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
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Sweet Fiber has made a limited number of kits for this pattern! Take a look and pick one up if you’d like!

Teacup is a top-down crescent shawl with lovely simple garter and stockinette textures. Sometimes you just need a lovely easy pretty shawl with nice yarns to cleanse to help you relax. I was so inspired by these three colours of Sweet Fiber’s Sweet Merino Lite together. Shipwreck, Vintage Teacup and Paper Birch! I just wanted something simple to knit them together into.

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1 skein of Sweet Merino Lite in colourway “Shipwreck” (C1), 1 skein of Sweet Merino Lite in colourway “Vintage Teacup” (C2), 1 skein of Sweet Merino Lite in colourway “Paper Birch” (C3) or approximately 475 yards (434 metres) each of fingering weight yarn for C1 and C2. For C3 you’ll need approximately 200 yards (183 metres).


4mm (US 6) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


Things to block your shawl with.


20 stitches and 34 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in stockinette and blocked.


K - Knit (K2 = Knit 2 stitches)
P - Purl (P2 = Purl 2 stitches)
YO - Yarn Over
KYOK - Knit, Yarn Over, Knit into the same stitch.
WS - Wrong Side
RS - Right Side
sts - Stitches
PM - Place Marker
SM - Slip Marker
KFB - Knit into the Front and Back of a stitch
C1 - Colour 1
C2 - Colour 2
C3 - Colour 3

Special Thanks:

To my lovely model Jess Knows (@heartofpeach), my awesome tech editor Heather Ross
(@redpencilconfidential), and to Nicola Hodges (@tinyislandtextiles) for helping me figure out some math and of course to Melissa Thomson (@sweetfiber) for the incredible yarn!

As with all my for-pay patterns, if you find yourself low on funds do not hesitate to email me (softsweaterknits@gmail.com) and I will happily gift the pattern to you - just make sure to include your ravelry username and which pattern you have your eye on in the message!