Often, when I have significant changes in my life, I try to find the positive in it and the best way forward. With my grandmother’s dementia worsening and being unable to provide her with what she needs as live-in care, it was time to begin the next chapter in life regardless of how heartbreaking the situation was.
Green Pastures is a triangular-shaped shawl that represents how I was feeling during that transition, with waves of the inner struggle I was facing — using knitting as an outlet to reflect on those emotions, finding myself again, and beginning the journey of healing.
Worked flat, Green Pastures contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!
Skill Level Intermediate
Finished Measurements Approximately 78” / 198 cm across the wingspan, 26” / 66 cm deep, after blocking
Suggested Needles US5 (3.75 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Notions Tapestry needle
Yarn Requirements Color A: 403 yds / 369 m fingering weight yarn Color B: 382 yds / 349 m fingering weight yarn
Suggested Yarn Log House Cottage – Kid Lux Smooth 60% Merino 25% Kid Mohair 15% Nylon 420 yds (384 m)/ 4.2 oz (120 g) Color A: Deep green Color B: Green speckles
Gauge 17 stitches by 30 rows in garter stitch = 4”/10 cm, after blocking.
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