Three Sheets by Sara Huntington Burch

Three Sheets

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One size, 50” (127 cm) wingspan and 25” (63.5 cm) deep.
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A “sheet” in nautical terms refers to the ropes that control a ship’s sails. “Three sheets” or “three sheets to the wind,” a common colloquialism
for being inebriated, takes its origin from the loss of control of the ship that occurs when when the sheets are loose. Three cables fan out from one corner of this asymmetrical shawl like loose sheets on a triangular sail.

The lower edge is decorated with a swirling design reminiscent of wind eddies that is created only with increases and decreases. This shawl is knit with luscious DK-weight merino cashmere blend yarn to create a snuggly wrap for cold days.

This pattern includes full written directions as well as charts, so you can choose which you prefer!

One size, measuring approximately 50” (127 cm) wingspan and 25” (63.5 cm) deep.

Approximately 750 yds (686 m) of DK-weight yarn (Sample shown using 3 skeins of Anzula Cricket 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards/114 g, colorway Country Green)
US 6/ 4 mm, 32” (80 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers
Cable needle
Yarn needle

24 sts x 44 rows in 4” (10 cm) in unblocked garter st
24 sts x 32 rows in 4” (10 cm) in blocked garter st