Drift by Susanna IC


February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Charted pattern on Size A needle.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1300 - 1400 yards (1189 - 1280 m)
One size; 80” /203 cm wingspan; 28” / 71 cm deep.
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Drift by Susanna IC is inspired by windswept snowdrifts creating snaking patterns in new snow. The twisting cables and garter stitch captures the textural and barren beauty of winter, bringing with it warmth and comfort. This shawl is worked from the top down and features a low-contrast color border, evoking the shifting colors of short winter days.

Finished Sizes
One size; 80” /203 cm wingspan; 28” / 71 cm deep.

Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds / 183 m; 1.76 oz / 50 g): fawn (natural oatmeal), 5 skeins (MC); ash (natural medium gray), 2 skeins (CC).

Size A (for body): US 5 / 3.75 mm: 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle.
Size B (for bind off): US 6 / 4.0 mm: needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle; stitch markers; blocking pins; blocking wires (optional).

28 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on Size A needle.

Skills Required
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle; increasing.

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Notes from Susanna’ project: The cable pattern may look intricate, but it is really easy to work. The cables are mirrored on the two halves of the shawl and they all turn the same direction on each half, so once the pattern is established, it becomes a very simple project, perfect for some TV knitting. Thanks to the garter stitch background, the wrong side has interesting textures much like the right side, and the shawl lays flat even without major blocking.