Kostner by Twin Needles


April 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in Garter St, after blocking.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1043 yards (954 m)
One Size
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This pattern is published in 52 Weeks of Shawls by Laine Publishing.

Kostner is a rectangular shawl knitted mostly in garter stitch starting from one short edge. The applied crochet chains in contrasting colours are added afterwards. Clean, finished edges at the beginning and end of each row are achieved with a 2 stitch i-cord. Erin picked the plaid pattern because it’s versatile: plaid can be modern and classic, subtle or lively all at the same time depending on the colour combination. She tried to make this knit something that could be easily accessible from stash: the only notable yardage needed is the main body colour.

Width: 21” / 53 cm.
Length, with fringe: 69” / 175 cm.

Yarn: 6 skeins of Beauregard DK by Plucky Knitter (60% yak, 40% cashmere, 300 yds / 274 m – 100 g). 3 skeins of colourway Sockeye (MC) and 1 skein of each Good Jeans (CC1), Twill (CC2) and Wax Poetic (CC3).

Or approx. the foll amounts of DK weight yarn: 780 yds / 713 m (MC), 138 yds / 126 m (CC1), 72 yds / 66 m (CC2) and 54 yds / 49 m (CC3).

Needles: US 8 / 5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needles.

Notions: US H / 5 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle.

18.5 sts x 28.5 rows to 4” / 10 cm in Garter St, after blocking.