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Fog in August

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    • Knitting pattern for simple shawl offset by open lace border
    • Charted lace pattern included
    • Suitable for intermediate knitters

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


    Folk knowledge says that every fog in August means a snowfall come winter. This shawl combines an eddying lace edging with a simple stockinette field of parallel lines, just as the whorls of summer’s morning fog might contrast with the crisp clean of a winter snow. The raised slip-stitch chain pattern provides texture, and the knitted-on border provides drama and contrast.

    The lace border is both charted and written.

    Skills required: increasing, decreasing, knitted-on cast-on, yarn overs, knitting on a border

    Finished measurements: approximately 162.5 cm wide and 71 cm deep

    Gauge: 18 stitches to 10 cm of blocked stockinette. Gauge is not critical but will affect the finished size and the meterage required

    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:

    • Approximately 735 m of heavy laceweight yarn (500 m of the body color and 235 m for the border). Sample was knit in YOTH Mother (100% wool)
    • 4.0 mm/US 6 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Because of the large number of stitches, a circular works best
    • 20 locking stitch markers and one distinct marker (of any kind) for marking the center
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends