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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Earl Grey Shawl

Earl Grey is the ultimate comfort tea to me.  When I was designing this pattern, I wanted it to be comfort knitting:  easy to knit, easy to memorize, and with just enough going on in the stitch pattern that it wouldn’t get boring.  I wanted the design to work in solid colors as well as multicolored yarns, and I wanted a shape that would be easy to wear.
The stitch pattern makes a slightly textured fabric that will trap body heat without being bulky.  The shawl is a “heart” shape rather than a true triangle, so it sits on the shoulders easier and wraps around the wearer like a hug.
I hope that knitting and wearing this design are as easy as curling up with a cup of Earl Grey and a good book on a stormy afternoon.
Finished size as shown:  20 inches deep from center back neck to point and 82 inches around the outer edge.

The size can very easily be adjusted by either knitting more or fewer repeats or by changing the weight of yarn used.  The yarn shown is fingering weight.

Shown in Huckleberry Knits Willow in Earl Grey color way.  80% Blue Faced Leicester/ 20% Nylon.  4 ounces/420 yards per skein.  Knit on US 5’s (3.75mm).


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Blogger ArchJennie said...

I love this are you going to have another KAL some time soon

8:05 PM  
Blogger ArchJennie said...

my email address is mistressofwinter46@yahoo.com I was wondering if you will have another KAL?

8:06 PM  

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