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City Block Shawl

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    • Knitting pattern for simple log-cabin style shawl
    • Schematic, coloring page, and instructions for mini sample version included
    • Suitable for advanced beginners

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    Cushy garter stitch and your favorite colors come together in a simple but interesting knit. Don’t worry – no intarsia! Just simple decreases and picking up stitches from slipped stitch edges – easy!

    Instructions are included for a miniature version so you can practice your techniques, check your gauge, and "audition" your colors.

    Sizes: small (129.5 cm across and 63.5 cm deep) and large (178 cm across and 84 cm deep)

    Gauge: 22 stitches and 44 rows to 10 cm in unblocked garter stitch

    Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Seven colors of fingering weight yarn: three lights (L1, L2, L3), three mediums (M1, M2, M3), and one dark (D). For the small size, you will need 95 m of L1, 45 m of L2, 75 m of L3, 80 m of M1, 75 m of M2, 150 m of M3, and 180 m of D for a total of 700 m. For the large size, you will need 200 m of L1, 80 m of L2, 155 m of L3, 160 m of M1, 165 m of M2, 285 m of M3, and 265 m of D for a total of 1310 m. Samples were knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, a single ply superwash merino
    • 3.75 mm/US 5 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. It will be helpful to have several different cable lengths available
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends