Tree Fern by Stephen West

Tree Fern

September 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1330 yards (1216 m)
One Size
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This top-down shawl shape was inspired by Herbivore, one of my first designs. Start with a small cast on edge, and increase with two-color brioche ribbing and garter stitch. Extra large increases cause the fabric to burst from the edges, forming a unique architectural shape that comfortably rests on the shoulders. You can increase the pattern repeat to make the shawl as large as you want. Two skeins of each color in sport weight yarn yield the recommended size.

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Finished Measurements: 58” / 147cm wingspan, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Sport weight
Fingering weight yarn may also be used.

Yardage: MC – 700yds / 640m
CC – 630yds / 576m

Shown in: La Bien Aimée Merino Sport

Purple Sample
MC – Vintage (speckled)
CC – Madeleine (dark purple)

Dark Blue Sample
MC – Winterfell (dark blue)
CC – Winter (white)

Yellow Sample
MC – Winter (white)
CC – La Bien Aimée Yellow (yellow)

Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle,
3 split ring markers

Gauge: 24 sts & 42 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking