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Mighty Oaks from little acorns grow…
An old English proverb reminding us even the biggest of achievements have their beginnings in the tiniest spark of idea.
I am so lucky to live in a beautiful forest full of majestic oak trees - some of them grow up to 50m tall! It was while crunching through a carpet of fallen acorns on a crisp autumn morning that the tiny seed of inspiration for this shawl (and the matching ACORN HAT) with it’s textured moss stitch, rippling garter (like the wavy edges of oak leaves) and sea of acorn lace, was first conceived…
- Following written pattern recipe - inserting stitch patterns where indicated
- kfb and YO increases
- k2tog, ssk, sl1k2tog psso decreases
- carrying yarn up the side of work when knitting stripes (tips given)
- Elastic bind off (instructions given)
90cm/36” x 130cm/51”
19sts x 29 rows =10cm moss stitch, worked flat, after blocking.
19sts x 25 rows = 10cm Acorn lace pattern, worked flat, after blocking
Pattern Sample knit with Gathered Sheep Yarns BFL/Gotland DK (75/25 blend British BFL/Gotland; 230m/251yds per 100g skein)
2 skeins Earth (MC)
1 skein Wild Sage (CC)
Yarn used in sample is beautifully soft and warm, worsted spun from two fibres know for their lustre!
Sample used 2 full skeins (460m/503yds) of MC and approx 35g (85m/93yds) of CC
5mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
LOW VISION FORMAT
In an effort to make my patterns more accessible to all, a large print version of the pattern is included as a seperate download.
- Print size: 22point
- Font: Candara. Font colour: Black
- Includes fully written instructions for stitch patterns and recipe for combining them.