The Ghost Knitter's Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

The Ghost Knitter's Shawl

September 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
845 - 850 yards (773 - 777 m)
One size
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Channel your inner ghost knitter and create a shawl perfect for Halloween, autumn and beyond. A deep triangular shawl edged with delicate lace featuring a skull motif, The Ghost Knitter’s Shawl is fun to knit with an easy-to-wear shape that can be styled a number of ways. Worked
top-down, the shawl begins with a garter stitch section that can be worked as stripes. Or you may choose to omit the stripes and work yours in a gradient, either a single skein or fading mini skeins which then flow into the ghost lace.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.

Wingspan: 90”/225 cm
Depth: 27”/67.5 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight/light sport weight
Stripe (Gradient) Version
C1: 650 (850) yd/595 (778) m
C2: 200 (NA) yd/183 (NA) m

Samples shown in:
Stripe: Love and Speckles, Singles, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/365 m per 100 g), C1: Rosa
Spincycle Yarns, Dyed in the Wool, (sport weight, 100% superwash Merino, 200 yd/183 m per 50 g),
C2: Ghost Ranch
Gradient: Ozifarmers Market, Silky Sock, (fingering weight, 55% superwash BFL, 45% silk, 438 yd/400 m per 100 g), C1: 200g Blackcurrant gradient

US 5/3.75 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of stitches (shawl is worked flat), or size required to obtain gauge

2 stitch markers plus optional stitch markers for lace repeats, tapestry needle

20 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Garter stitch, blocked
21 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10 cm in Ghost Lace, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.