Aquamarine Shawl

Aquamarine Shawl

March’s birthstone is the brilliant blue aquamarine. This pattern is simply luscious – the twist stitch pattern adds texture, which is only enhanced by the density of color in this hand-dyed yarn. Warm, cozy and fashionable, it’s as fun to wear as it is to knit.

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: 16” and 50” after blocking

Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stitch Patt after blocking. Gauge not critical for this pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn The Fiber Seed Sprout Worsted (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 225 yards [206 meters]/140 grams): S001 Deep Cerulean (MC), 3 skeins; K073 Carol Ann (CC), 1 skein.
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and 24” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

RT (right twist) – Sk 1 st on left needle, k next st but do not drop it off needle, k skipped st, drop both worked sts off left-hand needle.
LT (left twist) – Bring right hand needle from back to front between first 2 sts on left-hand needle, k second st but do not drop it off needle, k skipped/first st, drop both worked sts off left-hand needle.
RT2 (right twist 2-color) – Rep instructions for RT, knitting the second st on the left-hand needle (the first st you will k) in CC and the skipped st in MC.
LT2 (left twist 2-color) – Rep instructions for LT, knitting the second st on the left-hand needle (the first st you will k) in MC and the first st on the left-hand needle (the second st you will k) in CC.

Pattern

With MC and long-tail, CO 74 sts.
Knit 9 rows for 5 garter st ridges.
Row 1 (WS): With MC k4, with CC p6, with MC k4, (p6, k4) 5 times, with CC p6, with MC k4.
Row 2 (RS): With MC k4, LT2, with CC k2, RT2, with MC k4, (LT, k2, RT, k4) 5 times, LT2, with CC k2, RT2, with MC k4.
Row 3: With MC k5, with CC p4, with MC k6, (p4, k6) 5 times, with CC p4, with MC k5.
Row 4: With MC k5, LT2, RT2, with MC k6, (LT, RT, k6) 5 times, LT2, RT2, with MC k5.
Row 5: With MC k6, with CC p2, with MC k8, (p2, k8) 5 times, with CC p2, with MC k6.
Row 6: With MC k6, with CC RT, with MC k8, (RT, k8) 5 times, with CC RT, with MC k6.
Row 7: Rep Row 5.
Row 8: With MC k5, with CC RT, LT, with MC k6, (RT, LT, k6) 5 times, with CC RT, LT, with MC k5.
Row 9: With MC k5, with CC p4, with MC k6, (p4, k6) 5 times, with CC p4, with MC k5.
Row 10: With MC k4, with CC RT, k2, LT, with MC k4, (RT, k2, LT, k4) 5 times, with CC RT, k2, LT, with MC k4.
Row 11: With MC k4, with CC p6, with MC k4, (p6, k4) 5 times, with CC p6, with MC k4.
Row 12: With MC k4, with CC k6, with MC k across to last 10 sts, with CC k6, with MC k4.
Row 13: Rep Row 11.
Rep Rows 2-13 for pattern until work meas approx. 49”, ending with a Row 10.

Border

Row 1 (WS): With MC only, rep Row 11.
Knit 10 rows for 5 garter st ridges.
BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block. yarn ball

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