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Yarn: Fingering weight, approximately 400-420 yds./366-384 m
Shown in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon; 400 yds./366 m per 3.5 oz./100 g skein) in Frosted Rose, one skein

Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch

Finished Dimensions: approximately 43 in./109 cm wide along top edge and 29 in./48.5 cm deep at center spine

The companion shawl to Diminishing Returns, Incremental Growth uses the simple textures of stockinette and garter stitch to show off the beauty of a single skein of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn.

This shawlette is worked from the top down, starting with a garter tab, and finished with an elegant picot bind off. A separate photo tutorial for the garter tab is included with the pattern.

To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:
  • do a provisional cast on,
  • knit and purl,
  • do directional increases (m1L and m1R),
  • pick up stitches along a garter edge (for the garter tab), and
  • cast on using the cable cast on.
 This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (5MB)

Dininishing Returns


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