About 30 years ago, the Minnesota Knitter’s Guild Yarnover event was annually held at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota. I have fond memories of the people, the classes, the market, as well as the beautiful old campus. Knitters are interconnected by a common language and love of the
craft and this twisted “shawl,” with connecting cables and intersecting lattice stitches, symbolizes knitters in Minnesota as well as worldwide. I also realize the limited time knitters have today, as everyone is busy and rushing about, a DK weight shawl is the perfect project for knitters on the go.
SIZE: Adult Small/Medium; Adult Medium/Large.
FINISHED SIZE: S/M: 16” X 34” 40 cm X 86 cm (L/XL: 20” X 48” 51 cm X 122 cm) circumference of the shawl is easily lengthened or shortened.
YARN: DK weight (approximately 270 yds per 100 g) Smaller sample was knit with 2 skeins of Three Irish Girls Springvale DK in colorway Summer Magic. (100% wool, merino; 270 yards/247 m) 100 g. Size L/XL takes approximately 3 skeins. Sample was knit using 2.4 skeins.
GAUGE: 20 sts and 28 rnds per 4”/10 cm (5.5 sts and 8 rnds per 1”/2.5 cm) in Fleck Stitch.
NEEDLES: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle. US size 6 (4.0 mm) double-pointed needle.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.