Earth (PDF)


The Earth shawl is shaped by a series of increases on the right edge and decreases on the left edge occurring at different rates.

The Earth shawl uses a “short row” turn in order to create an edge of live stitches running down the left edge of the piece. If you have knit the Bonnie’s Wish shawl this will be familiar technique for you. When you get to the turn you DO NOT wrap. Take the instruction literally and simply turn your work around to begin a WS row.
On row 1 of section 1 you work across the RS until there is one stitch on your left needle. In the strand running between your right and left needle you will work a lifted M1 increase and then turn WITHOUT working that last stitch on your left needle. This becomes the first held “live” stitch for your left edge.



Suggested Yarn
2 skeins* Rowan, Fine Art
45% Wool/ 20% Mohair/ 25% Polyamide/ 10% Silk;
437 yds; 100g; fingering weight]; Color: Hornbeam
*Some people may require a 3rd skein.

2 skeins Fiddle Knits, Duet
1 strand alpaca, 1 strand merino
437 yds; 100g; fingering weight

Gauge pre-blocking
25 sts & 36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

US 3 / 3.25mm needle (32” circular or longer)
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Finished Size (blocked)
70” wingspan x 19” widest depth
*Post blocking size will vary depending on yarn and blocking style.

Tapestry needle for weaving ends