Named for an Emily Dickinson poem (local heroine for me!), this sweet boomerang-shaped shawl uses only 3 skeins of sock yarn and begins with a tiny 1 st cast on. Stitches are added to the right edge rapidly while decreases are made to the left edge—this creates the fun, asymmetrical shape that makes the zigzag slip-stitch pattern even more impressive. The colorwork stitch pattern is super easy, and you only ever work with one strand of yarn at a time (it only looks like you stranded!). The pattern is written out line for line (including the zigzag slip-stitch pattern), or you can follow charts for those who prefer them.
Included in your kit is the following:
(1) 2 skeins Nightshade Fingering in colourway of your choice and 1 skein undyed Superfine Fingering
(2) PDF pattern of Hope & Feathers Shawl sent by email for your Ravelry library
One size measures 47” along the cast off edge, 60" along the curve from the cast on to the bind off edge, and 20" from the bottom "point" to the curved edge
US 5 40" circular needles or size to obtain gauge
YARN TYPES (per skein)
Nightshade Fingering: 100% sw superfine merino | approx. 400 yards | fingering weight
Superfine Fingering (natural): 90/10 sw superfine merino/nylon | approx. 400 yards | fingering weight
Peach Blossom & Natural (as shown in modelled photos) or you can choose another Nightshade Fingering colourway to go with your Natural skein in Superfine Fingering.
(all yarn types are spun the same and are completely interchangeable with each other & modelled photos are copyright Gale Zucker Photography)
PLEASE NOTE FROM OUR SAMPLE KNITTER (you may or may not experience what she did but please end your shawl early if needed - due to her experience we included extra of the peach blossom so you can finish your zigzag section):
Tried knitting on US5 as pattern suggests, got gauge, and ran out of main color in Repeat 4 of the Zig Zag pattern. Ripped and restarted on US4. Even on US4, I ran out of both colors early. I added a second skein of the Peach Blossom to finish the Zig Zag section and the border, and finished only 6 ridges of the final half garter section in Natural.
Please allow us a week to ship your kit to you.