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Simmer Blink mini-skein shawl – pdf knitting pattern

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A “simmer blink” is a momentary glimpse of sunshine on a dark, cloudy day. This shawl offers more than just a blink of brightness, but it does capture the way green fields and golden sunshine glow against iron grey skies.
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Worked from a starting point in mostly garter stitch, with just a few eyelet bands and a simple lace edging knitted as you go, this is constructed as an asymmetric triangle but ends up as a crescent. (Notes are provided on how to keep the shape more triangular – and longer – if you prefer.) It’s a simple but satisfying project, perfect for social knitting, and a very wearable shawl.

It’s designed to show off a five-mini-skein set plus one solid skein but would also work well in two solids, two gradient yarns, or with more mini-skeins – notes are included on possible adaptations. Charts as well as written instructions are provided.

Thanks to Kate Atherley for tech editing, and to my wonderful testers!

One size, measuring 200cm / 79 inches along the top edge, and 43 cm / 17 inches across at the widest point.

Gauge: 14 sts x 48 rows = 10 cm / 4 in square in garter stitch

Difficulty: Easy
Skills used: Increasing and decreasing, simple lace (from charts or written instructions), slipped-stitch edge, changing colours

You will need:
MC: 1 x 100g skein of any Knitting Goddess 4-ply yarn in grey.

CC1-CC5: 1 x 100g mini-skein set in turquoise to yellow.
CC1: yellow
CC2: yellow-green
CC3: green
CC4: blue-green
CC5: turquoise

Sample uses 4-ply BFL/mohair in Charcoal (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% mohair; 400m / 437 yards per 100g skein) and One Farm 4-ply (50% Bluefaced Leicester, 50% wool; 400m / 437 yards per 100g skein)

3.5mm / US4 needles, or size needed to achieve gauge

darning needle
stitch marker
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
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