Endless cups of coffee, baskets of fries, milkshakes (with a sidecar), and breakfast all day. Inspired by the iconic 1950’s American diner, a shawl to knit up and keep the nostalgia going.
A play on the motif of the diner booth and the interiors of your favorite hot rods; texture and color blocking to mimic the patterning and the tuck+roll stitching. A 3 skein fingering/lace weight project to knit from your stash!
CONSTRUCTIONThe shawl begins with the center panel. Stitches are picked up and knit to work the side sections. Finished with i-cord throughout for a clean edge!
MATERIALSFingering/lace weight yarn
- Yarn A: ~400 yards of fingering weight single ply merino
- Yarn B: ~320 yards of lace/fingering weight baby suri alpaca
- Yarn C: ~450 yards of lace weight mohair
US 4 (3.5 mm) OR size to achieve gauge:
- 1: double pointed needles
- 2: 32” circular
GAUGEgarter stitch: 18 stitches x 36 rows = 4”
*Note: while gauge is not crucial it will impact the yardage used.