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Yarn: Fingering weight, approximately 800-820 yds./732-750 m
Shown in Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino; 440 yds./402 m per 3.5 oz./100 g skein) in color 128/Fresco y seco, two skeins

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

Gauge: 22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 56 in./142 cm wide at top edge and 28.5 in./73 cm deep at center spine

Designed to show off the beauty of a hand-dyed yarn, Diminishing Returns uses alternating sections of stockinette and garter to add texture to a great dye job.

This shawl is worked from the top down, starting with a garter tab (for a which a separate photo tutorial is included with the pattern).

To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:
  • knit and purl,
  • do a provisional cast on (using any method),
  • do directional increases (m1L and m1R), and
  • pick up stitches along a garter edge (for the garter tab).
Although the sample was worked using two skeins of the same color, this pattern could easily be modified to use two different colors.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
You will get a PDF (3MB) file

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