Cross Country Skiing by Carol Sunday

Cross Country Skiing

August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1010 - 2200 yards (924 - 2012 m)
S (M, L)
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This chevron and garter shawl is worked from narrow beginning to wide lacey end, to form a triangle. I admit, as the rows get longer … and longer! it really is a little like skiing uphill, but the color changes provide a welcome change of scenery, so it’s easy to keep your momentum going.
And then you’re there, ready to start the lace, where you slalom gently back and forth across one valley, then the next, then the next …
… until all that’s left is a stretchy picot bindoff. Whew, that was fun! Let’s do it again!

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Pattern Info:

Finished Sizes S (M, L):80 (100, 120)“ wingspan by 32 (39, 46)” depth. Samples shown in size M.

Yarn: Sunday Knits five-color gradients (light sport weight) which contain combinations of the following blends: Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), and Angelic (merino angora):
1 full (1 full & 1 mini, 2 full) gradients for sizes S (M, L).
Samples shown in Sugar Maple and Winter’s Morn gradients.

Substitute any light sport weight yarns that work nicely to gauge: 1010 (1550, 2200) yd / 920 (1420, 2010) m total yarn length.
A roughly equal amount of each of 5 colors is suggested.

Needles & Notions: Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles (with a cable long enough to hold 300 (370, 470) sts) or long straights; stitch markers of two different styles or colors.

Techniques used: Knitted cast on, simple lace (RS only), joining colors.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, linked tutorial, color sequence of sample is written and creating one’s own colorway is also encouraged.