Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gerda?


Gerda?  How well do you know your fairy tales?  
Gerda is the heroine from Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen.
And thus you have the opportunity to knit in this Knit Along
and then as you knit read the "Snow Queen".
It's been awhile since I've knit a shawl and this pattern features recipe
for both circle and half circle.
The pattern is designed by Bethany Hait

Yarn: Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 by JaggerSpun (50% wool, 50% silk, 630 yards), 2 skeins OR Malabrigo Sock (100% merino, 440 yards), 3 skeins
Recommended Needles: 4 mm, US size 6 (for laceweight), OR 5 mm, US size 8 (for finger weight), OR whatever needle will give you the fabric you like
Gauge: approximately 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Pattern Notes: Always slip markers as you come to them. Their locations will be indicated in the first section, but after that, you will need to remember.
The half circle version includes a garter stitch border on either side. These stitches will be included in the directions, but not in the stitch counts for each row.
Techniques required: chart reading, increasing and decreasing, lace, working in the round.
The pattern will be free for anyone participating in the mKAL. Once the MKAL is complete (July 1), the pattern will be available for purchase.

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