Dormancy: being in a state of rest or inactivity.
How nice it would be to hibernate under this shawl as winter edges in around you? Even the construction suggests a closing in and pulling tight as the center panel brings the side pieces together and snugs down to a mere handful of stitches. Knit your version and wrap yourself in serenity.
Dormancy is soothing yet engaging to knit and lovely to wear. Its unique two-halved construction makes it a great small WIP to carry with you when you’re out and about. Once joined, the halves form a wrap that is generous and snuggly.
The simple texture stitches work nicely with solids, tonals, speckles, and even more variegated colorways. The pattern includes notes about where to modify length to accommodate different amounts of yarn.
The slightly more complicated lace stitch is both written and charted. The rest of the pattern is written.
Dormancy has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence.SIZE
Length: 83” / 210.75 cm
Width: 15” / 38 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.YARN
1031 yd / 943 m of fingering weight yarn. Total includes a 15% buffer. Pattern includes notes about modifying length to accommodate smaller quantities of yarn.
Shown in Twisted Hues BFL Silk Cashmere (70% BFL, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 448 yd / 401 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in MollyNEEDLES
US 3 / 3.25 mm 24” / 60 cm needles of choice for working flat, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 3 / 3.25 mm needles of choice for working in the round (DPNs, magic loop, or two circulars), or size to match needles for working flatNOTIONS
5 stitch markers, 1 progress keeper or removable stitch marker, waste yarn or spare cable to hold 108 live stitches, tapestry needle
Blocking wires are highly recommended to achieve a straight edge but are not required.GAUGE
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Simple lace, single increases and decreases, double decreases, joining and decreasing in the round. The construction for assembling this wrap and keeping track of where you are as you knit are the most complicated parts of this wrap. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described Dormancy:
flexible, totally wearable, elegant, intricate, a special-occasion knit, an interesting construction, a fun challenge, great for gifting, engaging, creative, interesting, unique, satisfying, vanilla-isa with just enough sprinkles!
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