A versatile accessory that is large enough for a lap blanket and can be folded into a
double thick shawl, Suzanne is a beautiful combination of artistic cables and simple
garter stitch. Worked in the round from the center out, this cozy shawl uses Valley
Yarns Northampton for a defined and textured knit.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 49"x 49" square.
Yarn Requirements: 8 skeins Valley Yarns Northampton (100% Wool, 100 g/247 yds); Color: 42 Lake Heather. This yarn is available exclusively from www.yarn.com.
US size 6 (4.00 mm) set of 5 dpns, 16", 24", 32", 40", 60" circ needles, or size needed to get gauge. Additional 40" or 60" circular needles to accommodate 196" circumference of blanket/ OR interchangeable needle kit with additional cables and connectors to create approx 150" of cable size for final rounds of blanket.
Other Materials: 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle.
15½ sts and 26½ rows = 4" in garter stitch, blocked.
28 sts and 16 rows= 5" wide and 2¾" tall over Even Cable Pattern, blocked.
28 sts and 30 rows = 4" in 2x2 ribbing, blocked.
Worked from the center out, this shawl/blanket starts with a circular cast on using dpns. The initial 20 rnds are worked solely from the increase chart with markers separating the 4 separate sections. On Rnd 21 the increases shift to the garter st section and the cable pattern is worked evenly for the remainder of the piece. The first rnd of the border section has a hidden increase in the garter st area to create the correct stitch multiple for the ribbing section.
As knitting progresses on this shawl, it is important to increase the cable length of the circular needles to accommodate the growing number of stitches. Once the circumference surpasses 60", it will become necessary to either connect cables using an interchangeable set to increase the total length of the cable to approx 150" OR work each round using several 40-60" circular needles knitting onto themselves.