716 Sequoyah Shawl
The Valley Yarns Sequoyah Shawl, designed by Mary Joy Gumayagay, is knit from the neck down using basic techniques to create an arresting textured shawl. The pattern of Stockinette, purl ridges, and lace is reminiscent of tree rings: how annual changes in the environment influence the thickness and texture of each growth ring. This half-circle shawl is named after the largest tree in the world, and in honor of the Native American silversmith who created a system of writing in the Cherokee language. The shawl is knit in Charlemont, a soft wool blend with a lovely sheen.
Finished Measurements: About 58” wide and 29” deep
Yarn: 2 sks Valley Yarns Charlemont (60% Fine Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Silk / 20% Polyamide, 100g / 439 yds) color Mulberry
Needles: US size 4 (3.50mm) and 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, at least 24” long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needles; 22 sts = 4” in Modified Roman Stripe A on smaller needles (Row gauge is not as important as stitch gauge.)
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I was very excited about this pretty, complex pattern--but I'm all the more disappointed that it has turned out to be half the size of what's pictured, or at the very most two thirds. I was hoping for a generous shawl, and I have what amounts to a glorified collar that barely meets in front--for me, a complete waste of time and effort! I wonder if the reason is in the pattern--it calls for US 4 and 5 needles, but I would bet money that the model was done with 4 and 5 **MM** needles (US 6 and 8). What a letdown.
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I was very enthusiastic about this shawl pattern, but it turned out half or at the very most two-thirds the size pictured. It's more like an oversized collar or a medium scarf that doesn't even neet in front. I can't help wondering ig the needles should be 4 and 5 MM--sizes 6 and 8 American, not the 4 and 5 American called for in the pattern (I would bet money that the example pictured was made with 6s and 8s). What a disappointing waste of time and effort!
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