This pattern is part of the
Adventure Cables: Brave New Stitch Crossings and 19 Knitting Patterns book
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Worked lengthwise with wide columns of garter stitch interspersed with delicate leaves and vine lace, the Iron Spring Wrap takes texture to another level with crossed sections of mock cables.
For me a great shawl design has the perfect balance between patterning and simple background stitches like garter stitch. For this shawl I knew that the patterning would be a strong vertical element in the finished piece and that using a stitch like garter would not only provide a restful area for the eye but also give a horizontal visual to interact with the vertical lace sections. The lace pattern reminds me of tree trunks, deep with the texture of bark and knots, paralleled by reaching vines and rustling leaves.
Yarn weight # 1
Finished Size 66 ¼“/168.5 cm long and 17 ¼”/44 cm wide over garter stitch, 20”/51 cm wide over charted section .
Plymouth Yarn Company, Electra Lite (75% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 5% Lurex; 425 yd 388m/3 ½ oz 100g): bronze #0008, 3 skeins
Sizes 6 (4.0 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge, circular needle required to accommodate large number of stitches.
12 markers (m), cable needle (cn) optional, tapestry needle
19 sts and 33 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking; Charted Adventure Cables Lace Pattern= 6”/15 cm.
This shawl is worked flat back and forth and is cast on for the long edge. To increase or decrease length for this pattern remove an equal number of stitches from the garter stitch sections, please note that this will affect yardage