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A Thousand Rainy Days

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This shawl combines two different stitch patterns to create a fabric that reminds me of rain falling on water. Short row wedges and a wavy edge add to the watery feel, while the double yarn overs in the mesh pattern mimic thousands of raindrops.

The pattern includes complete written directions and a small chart for the lace pattern. Directions are also given for increasing the size.

Approximately 685 yds/746 m fingering weight merino wool yarn; 375 yds/343 m MC and 310 yds/283 m CC
Sample shown in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 100% Superwash Merino 420 yds/384 m per 4 oz/112 g MC Fog and CC Undergrowth

US 6/4mm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

18 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter st after blocking

German Short Rows are used to shape the wedge sections. A “double stitch” is made to hide the short row turns; the double stitch is then worked as a single stitch on the following row.
All full rows are numbered sequentially, but the odd and even numbers do not correspond to RS and WS. When changing colors two RS rows, or two WS rows will be worked one after the other by sliding the stitches to the other end of the needle and working the row with the yarn hanging there. Carry the color not in use up the side of the work, twisting it around the working yarn at the beginning of the rows.
Knit Purl Hunter demonstrates carrying yarn up the side in this video:

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