March 15, 2016

Conifer

I fell in love with the fir cone stitch that is the basis for this design years ago. I even used it once before, as part of a much more complicated shawl design (In the Woods). It’s simple beauty has been calling to me again, and so I thought I’d use it in something where it could stand out, where its own beauty, its simple elegance could really shine.

This simple little triangle starts with a cast on of only four stitches. It can be knit in different weights of yarn, to a given size, or until the yarn runs out. I’ve done the calculations for five sizes in two different weights of yarn for you, so you know from the outset if you’re going to make a little shoulder shawl, as shown, or a wonderful thing to really wrap yourself up in. You also have the option of two different bind offs — use whichever one you want, depending on how much yarn is left when you reach your desired length, and what kind of edge you prefer: plain or fancy.


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