The Big Blue by Meg Gadsbey

The Big Blue

July 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
68 inches wide by 16 inches deep
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A beautifully soft garter stitch crescent shawl with a textured edge.

Yarn Requirements
400-450 yards/366-411 metres of Sport/5 ply yarn.

Shown in Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport (80% Merino Wool 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon; 250 yards/229 meters per skein) in Grotto, 2 skeins.

Needles & Notions
7 US/4.5 mm circular needles, 32 inches/80 cm long to accommodate a large number of stitches, or needle size to obtain gauge,
2-3 stitch markers;
Yarn/wool needle to weave in yarn ends.
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked.
Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape and amount of yarn required.

Finished Measurements
All measurements are after blocking.
Wingspan across top edge: 68 inches/172.5 cm
Depth at widest point: 16 inches/40.5 cm

For older versions of the pattern:

  • Stitch count after main body is 209 (finishing on WS row).
  • Repeat Rows 1-8 of edging three times.

The current pattern file version is: The Big Blue 3.