Windswept by Susie Gourlay

Windswept

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
465 - 500 yards (425 - 457 m)
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The prairies are well known for their winds. Between the Rocky Mountains, lakes, valleys and lack of trees in some areas, the winds have a mind of their own. Sometimes these winds are welcome to cool a hot summer day and other times they can be a big burden (chinook headaches), or cause destruction. I wanted to create a shawl with alternating sections of lace and garter stitch representing different winds across a landscape. I hope these winds carry you along and you enjoy knitting this shawl.

This shawl was designed for The Naked Sheep Yarn & Fibre Emporium’s Spring Retreat. The yarns dyed by Ally of Dye for Ewe are special colourways specifically dyed for this event.

This design has charts as well as written instructions

Gauge

Using size 7 US (4.5mm) needles; 24 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette = 4” (10cm)

Measurements

- Before Blocking: 23” X 28” X 37” (58 cm X 71 cm X 94cm)
- After Blocking: 34.5” X 55” X 57” (88 cm X 140 cm X 145cm)

Materials
-465 yards of fingering weight yarn in 2 colours
Samples knit in yarns below:

Dye for Ewe – Snug 465 yards (425.2 m) 115g 
                            80% Merino 20% Nylon
         Colour A: Spring Showers
         Colour B: Blossom

Olive Park Yarn - SW Merino Sock Weight 420 yards (384 m) 
                                 115g 80% Merino 20% Nylon        
        Colour A: Box of Chocolate	

The Wacky Windmill – BFL Sock 400 yards (366 m) 100g 80% 
                                         BFL, 20% Nylon
        Colour B: Kiss This
  • Size 7 US (4.5 mm) 32” circular needle
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

c2b – slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold 
              in back of work, knit 2, knit 2 from the 
              cable needle
c2f – slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold 
             in front of work, knit 2, knit 2 from the 
             cable needle
cdd – (centre double decrease) slip 2 stitches knitwise 
               together, knit the next stitch, pass the 
               slipped stitches over the stitch just knit.
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together as if they were one
k3tog – knit 3 stitches together as if they were one
kfb – knit into the front and back of the stitch
ktbl – knit through the back loop of the stitch
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together as if they were one
p3tog – purl 3 stitches together as if they were one
rs – right side
skp – slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over 
              the knit stitch
sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch
               over the 
               knit stitches
ws – wrong side
yo – yarn over