The Thaw by Rebecca Hope Osborn

The Thaw

February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
875 yards (800 m)
One size. Wingspan: 106cm / 42in. Depth: 53cm / 21in.
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The Thaw is a small shawl inspired by My Place: the Canadian Arctic. The diamond shapes were inspired by an overhead view of thawing sea ice. The slightly-more-than half-circle shape reminds me of the circumpolar community. You can read more about this design in essays coming soon.

This shawl uses an unusual colorwork technique to create a lattice of contrast color over a flat background. Only one color is used per row. Techniques used include elongated stitches and slipped stitches. Swatching instructions are included for the colorwork technique.

Designed for Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool, 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball) in the following shades:

Light colourway:
A: Hirst x3
B: Smirr x3
C: Ardlui x2

Dark colourway:
A: Smirr x3
B: Ardnamurchan x3
C: Lochan x2

Gauge was achieved on 3.25mm / US 3 needle. Gauge is not highly important, but a larger gauge will require more yarn.