[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 20px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Midwinter’s Hush[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”10px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Bottom up shawl is written for 2 sizes and in 2 different weights of yarn.
Instructions are available both charted and written (line by line)
I used to shy away from bottom up shawls as the amount of stitches to cast on seemed interminable, however with this shawl, I placed picotsinto the cast on edge and suddenly the counting of stitches became a breeze! Plus it gives the shawl that lovely edge that you often only find on top down designs! Both these things make me extremely happy 🙂
The size of this shawl can also easily be adjusted, by increasing the cast on stitches in increments of 25.[/x_text][x_line][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Riversong
Dark winter night, last snowflakes fall
onto pine trees strong and tall.
The stars above sparkle like snow
which lays below, bends branches low.
In frozen snows I lay asleep
on pine trees high, on mountains steep.
In Spring I melt and trickle down,
down to the soil that’s deep and brown
Blue Heron Yarns ‘Rayon Metallic’ (88% rayon/12% metallic, 550 yards/503 m, 8 oz/227 g)
Large sample, shown in ‘Polar Bear/Silver’
Knit Picks ‘Palette’ (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Fingering Weight, 231yards/50 gram ball)
Smaller sample, shown in ‘Clarity’
If using Sport/DK weight yarn (Blue Heron Rayon Metallic):
Size A uses approx. 515 yards/471 m
Size B uses approx. 665 yards/608 m
If using fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Palette in ‘Clarity’):
Size A uses approx. 425 yards/390 m
Size B uses approx. 550 yards/505 m
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, min. 47” (120 cm), or size to obtain gauge
US Size 8 (5 mm) long circular needle, for cast on only
Finished Sizes A (B) (Blue Heron; sport/DK)
22 (26)”/ 56 (66) cm center back depth,
54 (68)”/ 137 (173) cm wingspan
Finished Sizes A (B) (Knit Picks; fingering
20 (25)”/ 51 (64) cm center back depth,
50 (58)”/127 (147) cm wingspan[/x_text][x_line][x_text]
All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.
Available on Ravelry as part of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club for $30