The Girlfriends Shawl

Techniques

Knitting, knit flat, basic increases & decreases

Level

Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate

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This pattern was inspired during a girls’ knit day at a garden party. The colors of the plants, the promise of spring and summer, and all the hugs from good friends spun together to form the Girlfriends Shawl. Knitted out of a cotton and wool summer blend, it is a great shawl to toss on during cool spring and summer evenings out with your girlfriends. The shawl is knitted from side to side in simple garter stitch with small details on the edges.

Materials

524 yards (480 meters) of DK or sport weight yarn or
1048 yards (959 meters) of fingering weight yarn HELD DOUBLE
Sample is knitted out of Rowan Summerspun (131 yards/120 meters; 50% merino, 50% cotton)


Gauge

5.5 sts / 8 rows over garter = 1 inch
Row gauge is more critical than sts. You will use ALL yarn if you use Rowan Summerspun. If you do not get gauge or want a longer shawl, get 5 balls of Rowan.)


Needle

US 6 (4mm) circulars or straights or size needed to get gauge


Notions

Safety pin
Scissors
Tapestry needle


Sizing

12" deep x 52" long


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