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Catkin is textural, structural, botanical, and modern. It is a union of soft curves and hard lines. It is a shawl, a wrap, a caplet, a scarf... and it's all yours!

This unique design is knit seamlessly from the top down in three sections. Section One is knit in crescent shape with or without contrasting lines of garter stitch. Section Two begins a chevron texture pattern punctuated by lines of slipped stitches and raglan increases. In Section Three the slipped lines bloom into catkins that dance along the hem among contrasting garter stripes. A single leaf hangs at the tip of each corner.

The catkin and leaf patterns at the hem are all created through the clever use of slipped stitches -- there is no 2-stranded colorwork knitting in this shawl! Only one color is worked at any given time and the only color changes are striping.

Pattern is 13 pages long in full color and includes video and photo tutorials to help with tricky stitches.

Samples shown are knit in Madelinetosh Merino Light and Tosh Sock in Venetian (Color A) and Ginger (Color B) and Filigree (Color A) and Winter Wheat (Color B). Some alternative colorways have been suggested.


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Carina Spencer
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