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Autumn's Breath

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The scent of frost in the mornings, the glorious change of colors on the trees - the goldens of the Aspens and Larches, the brilliant reds of the Maple trees and Huckleberry bushes - bring comfort to my mind and heart.
As fall approaches I am looking forward the multitude of leaves changing their colors and gently falling to the ground.

I designed this shawl so I can wrap myself in layers of Autumn, even after the leaves have gone.

Pattern is written to be worked in a light fingering weight yarn. However notes are given to work a smaller version in a sock weight/fingering weight yarn or a larger size out of a lace weight yarn.

Sizes:
Sample is med: 87” long x 50” deep (221cm x 126cm)

Gauge:
24 sts x 48 rows = 4” (10cm) in garter, blocked
2 reps (22 sts x 48 rows) = 4” (10cm) of edge leaves, blocked
Gauge is not critical, but will affect size of shawl and yarn amounts needed.

Materials:
Yarns: one hank each of (3) contrasting color in the following weights:
Sm size: 450yds (412m) each of fingering weight yarn
Med size: 650yds (495m) each of light fingering weight yarn
Lg size: 900yds (823m) each of lace weight yarn.
Sample: solstice lumiere lace (80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon)
685yds (626m) - 115g skein; or similar light fingering yarn. For med size one hank each of: Color A: Thoroughbred; Color B: Snoqualmie Oatmeal; Color C: Firelight

Notions: US2.5 (3mm) 40” circular needle; (or needle needed to obtain gauge); Note: needle size needs to be adjusted for lace or fingering weight yarn.
Stitchmarkers; Darning needle
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