Weekend Wanderer by Jennifer Weissman

Weekend Wanderer

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Wingspan: 63”/160 cm; Depth: 28”/71 cm
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Weekend Wanderer blends clean lines of ribbing with gentle curves of lace. This asymmetric fingering weight shawl is knitted mainly in garter stitch and features a column of ribbing and lace along one edge.

Once the edging has been established, it becomes easy to read your knitting so that you can bring it with you on a weekend excursion and pick it up whenever you have a spare moment. The different sections of the lace keep the knitting interesting, and, if you wish, you can adjust the number of repeats to make the most of your yarn.

When your project is complete, it can be worn either as a shawl or wrapped bandana-style. Either way, this is a stylish, wearable piece, with neat lines and just a touch of graceful lace. Finish it during your weekend getaway, and you can even wear it as you wander!

Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply 100% Superwash Merino wool; 400 yd/4 oz (365m/113g) skeins
2 skeins, shown in Amaranth

Or approximately 800 yards/740 meters of fingering weight yarn.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 63”/160 cm
Depth: 28”/71 cm

US 4 3.5 mm circular needle, 36”/90 cm or size to obtain gauge

Blocked: 20 stitches and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch.
Unblocked: 21 stitches and 44 rows = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch.

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

Pins for blocking
8 stitch markers, including 3 in a contrast color
Tapestry needle