Wintertide Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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Wintertide Shawl

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
650 - 700 yards (594 - 640 m)
One Size (Adjustable): 56” / 142 cm wide by 20” / 51 cm deep at deepest point
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Note that lace instructions are charted only. There are no written instructions for the lace portion. While it is a long repeat, it is an instinctive lace pattern.

A yarn with a great story is one that really speaks to my heart. Cashmere People is a yarn company with an amazing mission: To create earning opportunities for rural women in remote areas of Tajikistan and Afghanistan by helping them process local fibers into high quality yarns and linking them to the global marketplace. The spinners now collaborate with Portfiber (www.portfiber.com) to market their yarn.

When I first learned about this yarn I was 100% on board with its mission. But once I got it in my hands – then the magic really happened. Not only does this yarn support women in remote areas, it is a dream to work with. They are very skilled spinners, the yarn was very even, incredibly soft, and the depth of color is entrancing. I was thrilled to be able to design this shawl with Cashmere People Yarns.

The shawl begins top down and is worked as a semi-circle, with a pretty (but fairly simple) lace motif in the center. This shawl pattern is easily adjustable if you’d like a smaller or larger shawl. Worked in this yarn, it’s a shawl that you can dress up or down, and I’m sure you’ll never want to take off.

Size
56” / 142 cm wide by 20” / 51 cm deep at deepest point

Yarn
650-700 yds of fingering weight yarn
Shown in: Cashmere People Handspun Cashmere Fingering Weight yarn (100% Cashmere; 300-350 yards per 100 grams) yardage in individual skeins vary as this is a handmade product

Needles
US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle 24”/60 cm or longer (to accommodate large number of sts)
or size needle to obtain gauge

Gauge
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Tools
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle