Turtle's Solo Journey by Heather Anderson

Turtle's Solo Journey

April 2018
Light Fingering ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette before blocking, 18 sts = 4" after strong blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
860 yards (786 m)
76" x 20"
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“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

This shawl is knit from the top center down following the turtle’s tracks through the textured body to the wavy edging. The center panel pattern is charted only.

Finished Size: approximately 76” wide x 20” deep (193 x 50 cm) after blocking.

• Light fingering weight yarn, such as Unplanned Peacock Studio’s Peacock Sock, approx. 860 yds, 786 m
• US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 40” (101 cm) or longer circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• Stitch markers (several removable markers will be necessary)
• Tapestry needle

Gauge: 23 sts = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st before blocking, 18 sts = 4” (10 cm) after strong blocking (The fabric needs to have plenty of stretch to block out the body pattern in the end.)

Thanks to Barbara Walker for her turtle inspiration!