knitscene Fall 2018: Agatha Shawl
I might have a sock yarn problem. As of this writing, I have 53 skeins of sock yarn, and no immediate plans to use any of them. I bought sock yarn at Yarn Fest. I bought fingering weight yarn on LYS Day. At some point, the sock yarn is going to take over my entire house. Knowing that this would not be acceptable to the other members of my household, I took a look through the new knitscene Fall 2018 issue, hoping to find some inspiration to use up some yarn. And, boy, did it deliver!
The Agatha Shawl, designed by Mone Dräger, is an awesome two-color shawl that uses slipped stitches to create a fun border. The body of the shawl is worked in squishy garter stitch (my favorite!) with an occasional slip-stitch pattern to create sporadic patches of color and texture. Best of all, a two-color shawl uses up twice as much stash in a single project! Work it up in neutral stripes like the example in the magazine, or make a shawl that really pops in acid green and purple. Rummage through your stash and see what pairings you come up with.
Check out knitscene Fall 2018 for more ideas on taming your stash!
DESIGNER Mone Dräger
FINISHED SIZE 56½” wide and 25½” tall.
YARN Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 385 yd [352 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): Turkish coffee (A) and Pompeii (B), 1 skein each.
NEEDLES Size 3 (3.25 mm): 40″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle.
GAUGE 22 sts and 40 rows = 4″ in garter st.