Togetherness Shawl by Sarah Hatton

Togetherness Shawl

Knitting
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in textured patterns
US 3 - 3.25 mm
820 yards (750 m)
Length: 217cm [85¼in] Depth at widest point: 52cm [20½in]
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Once you’ve started it’s hard to stop on this moreish, “just one more section” shawl pattern!

SIZE
Length: 217cm [85¼in]
Depth at widest point: 52cm [20½in]

YARN
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With 4ply (4ply / fingering weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 187m per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Lawn; 3 x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Mist; 2 x 50g skeins

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 pair 3.25mm [US 3] knitting needles
Stitch markers, Tapestry needle

TENSION
22 sts and 34 rows to 10cm [4in] over textured pattern on 3.25mm needles, after washing and blocking
Please take time to check that you are getting the same stitch tension across the different stitch patterns, or it will be tricky to block your shawl to shape. You may need larger needles for the fleck pattern.

PATTERN NOTES
The shawl is cast on at the widest point. Bands of different stitch patterns are worked, with integrated i-cord edgings at each end of the rows. Decreases are then worked regularly to reduce the width of the shawl and create the long, tapered triangular shape.

The stitch patterns are given in both written and charted formats. The charted instructions show the decreases and how to keep the stitch patterns correct explicitly. With the written instructions, you will need to keep the stitch patterns correct as the decreases are worked.

A written tutorial has been provided at the end of the pattern to explain how to keep your lace pattern correct while shaping. You may also find it helpful to watch our video tutorial on adding lifelines, and use a lifeline regularly to “back up” your knitting.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
The following photo tutorials are found in this pattern:
Keeping track of lace patterns when shaping
Grafting i-cord ends

The following video tutorials can be found on our YouTube channel (JenACKnitwear):
Working yarn overs: https://youtu.be/7FGD4YX806E
Using stitch markers: https://youtu.be/GUYTRrnThdY
Adding and using a lifeline: https://youtu.be/FtHvfnjHc2U
Grafting i-cord ends: https://youtu.be/6jlLVrUHg4Y
Blocking lace: https://youtu.be/mI1IeESdn54