Urchin by Katrin Schubert


February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes below
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
Depth at center: 16”/40 cm, Width: 72”/175 cm
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The inspiration for this pattern was a beautiful picture of pastel colored urchins! URCHIN is a crescent shaped shawl in a two-color pattern with a vivid texture. It’s all about rows of knit and purl stitches—that’s why the pattern is perfect for beginners and newbies, too.

The shawl is worked in sections, alternating two stitch patterns: garter stitch with lace and tiny bobbles. Then it is finished with a simple I-cord. The repeating pattern stripes are pretty easy to knit; there will be no need for counting stitches or charts. The sample shawl combines semisolid and variegated yarn in two different colors.

Miss Babs Caroline
70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 400 yd/3.5oz (365 m/100g) skeins

4 skeins, shown in 2 skeins of Faded (LC) and 2 skeins of Selvedge (DC).

Or approximately 600 yards/550 meters each of two colors of fingering weight yarn

Finished Measurements
Depth at center: 16”/40 cm
Width: 72”/175 cm
Approximate length of bound off edge: 118”/300 cm

US Size 4/3.50 mm circular needles, 32”/80 cm or longer or size to obtain gauge

Blocked: 20 Stitches and 30 Rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Unblocked: 22 Stitches and 32 Rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.

Tapestry needle