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Yarn: Fingering weight, approximately 400 yds./366 m
Shown in SpaceCadet Lucina (75% superwash merino/20% nylon/5% Stellina; 430 yds./393 m per 3.5 oz./100 g skein) in Drizzle, one skein

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

Gauge: 16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Finished Dimensions: approximately 47.5 in./121 cm wide along top edge and 21.5 in./54.5 cm deep at center spine after blocking

An easy entree into the world of top-down shawls, Embossed Lines uses the textures of stockinette and reverse stockinette to show off the beauty of a hand-dyed sock yarn. A bit of lace in the form of yarnover increases and an eyelet edging add lightness. When your ends are woven in carefully, you will end up with a piece that is fully reversible.

To knit this pattern, you will need to know how to:
  • do a provisional cast on and pick up stitches along a garter border (for the garter tab),
  • knit and purl when working flat,
  • do yarnovers,
  • do simple decreases (k2tog), and
  • do twisted decreases (k2tog tbl -- used only for a stretchy bind off).
A photo tutorial for doing the garter tab is included with the pattern.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (5MB)

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