In My Pretty Garden Shawl by Megan Dial

In My Pretty Garden Shawl

April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
680 - 700 yards (622 - 640 m)
One size
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This easy stockinette and garter triangle shawl takes the neutrals of winter and gives you a canvas for colorful spring embroidery. Watch your own pretty little garden grow as you sew graduated plant motifs in up to 6 colors onto the simple knitted background.

Drops Karisma (100% super wash wool; 109 yds 100m/50g)
Shawl body colors:
Color #72 Light Grey (MC1), 2 balls see note
Color #01 White (MC2), 2 balls
Color #05 Black (MC3), 2 balls

Embroidery colors (see amounts below):
Color #39 Burgundy (CC1)
Color #60 Light Blue (CC2)
Color #47 Green (CC3)
Color #76 Purple (CC4)
Color #52 Mustard (CC5)
Color #37 Dark Blue (CC6)

Sample used 2 full balls of MC1 completely, so you might want a 3rd just to be safe. All CC colors use very small amounts, so a full ball is not necessary. As pictured, approx. yarn amounts used are as follows:

CC1 (Burgundy): 40” (3-branch sprigs)

CC2 (Lt Blue): 100” (3-branch and 5-branch sprigs alternating)

CC3 (Green): 160” (5-branch sprigs)

CC4 (Purple): 240” (5-branch and 7-branch sprigs alternating)

CC5 (Mustard): 320” (7-branch sprigs)

CC6 (Dk Blue): 360” (3-branch, 5-branch, and 7-branch sprigs alternating)