Thimble Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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Thimble Shawl

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
845 - 970 yards (773 - 887 m)
Small: 80” / 203 cm wide by 17” / 43 cm deep at deepest point Large: 88” / 223.5 cm wide by 20” / 51 cm deep at deepest point
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This shawl is a collaboration with Oysters & Purls Yarn, creator of beautiful naturally dyed yarns. There are a limited amount of kits available for this shawl from Oysters and Purls. Get them while they last!

“Oh Wendy, please don’t withdraw,” Peter exclaimed in great distress. “I can’t help crowing when I’m pleased with myself. One girl is more use than twenty boys.”
This was rather clever of Peter, and at these sensible words Wendy got up again. She even offered to give Peter a kiss if he liked. Peter looked puzzled, but seeing the thimble on Wendy’s finger he though she meant to give him that, and held out his hand for it. Now Wendy saw at a glance that the poor boy did not even know what a kiss was, but being a nice little girl of motherly disposition, she did not hurt his feelings by laughing at him, but simple placed the thimble on his finger. -James M. Barrie

This romantic woolen shawl is named for dear Peter and his confused kiss. Shawls are my most favorite thing to knit (on a snowy day or at the beach, all the same.) This one is both graceful and cozy, sturdy and soft. Dear Ama, the wool dyer has found such a deliciously wooly and yet soft base of Targhee/Columbia wool and dyed it in the most irresistible colors. The crescent shape wears well both around your shoulders as well as around your neck, without falling off, and has an elegant drape that circles toward the floor. Fun color changes interspersed with stockinette stitch make for sections of mindless knitting followed by exciting transitions. The sample used every last bit of Colors B & C, so I’ve included a smaller size for those who want to make sure they don’t run out of this gorgeous yarn mid-pattern.

Size(s)
Small: 80” / 203 cm wide by 17” / 43 cm deep at deepest point
Large: 88” / 223.5 cm wide by 20” / 51 cm deep at deepest point

Yarn
Oysters and Purls Targhee/Columbia Fingering Weight yarn (100% Targhee/Columbia Wool); 340 yards, 100 grams)

1 skein Color A
1 skein Color B
1 skein Color C

Or
145 (220) yds of fingering weight yarn in Color A
350 (375) yds of fingering weight yarn in Color B
350 (375) yds of fingering weight yarn in Color C

Needles
One US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needle
or size needle to obtain gauge
Circ needle is used to accommodate large number of sts

Gauge
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking)

Tools
stitch markers
tapestry needle