This design is the feature pattern celebrating LYS Day 2022 at my LYS, The Little Yarn Shoppe in Saginaw Michigan. The pattern is designed by a local designer (me), for a local yarn shop (The Little Yarn Shoppe), with hand-dyed yarn from a local dyer (Blooms and Ewe). This oversized scarf is knit on the bias with a mix of colors and textures. It’s a surprisingly simple knit in an easy to wear style and size, perfect for the varied Michigan weather. Everything about it is pure Michigan, so it is fittingly called Pure Local.
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Note: Finished measurements may vary depending on how aggressively you block your wrap.
• Approx 19" / 48cm x 85" / 215cm
Blooms And Ewe Yakino (70% SW Merino, 20% Yak, 10% Nylon; 218 yd / 199 m per 50g); 1 skein each color.
IMPORTANT: This pattern was a part of a yarn kit. It was designed to use all of the yarn from the kit. If you are substituting with a different yarn, pick a similar fingering weight yarn with 250 yds per skein or more. The yardage requirement represents 15% padding to what this pattern actually used.
Sample one shown in colors: I Like Your Purple Shirt (C1). Let’s Be Frank (C2), Tealing Well (C3), Lisa (C4), Side Part & Skinny Jeans (C5), and Just A Bite (C6).
Sample two shown in colors: Mamma Juice (C1). Tahquamenon (C2), Glamping (C3), Pictured Rocks (C4), Into The Woods (C5), and Copper Harbor (C6).
Sample three (right on cover page) shown in colors:
Dahlia (C1). Twine (C2), Forget Me Not (C3), Twig (C4), Lisianthus (C5), and Pressed (C6).
Note: Gauge for this is not critical but will affect final size and approx yardage used.
• 22 sts x 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
• Gauge Needle: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 24" / 60sm (a circular needle long enough to accommodate stitches)— or size necessary to obtain gauge
This wrap is worked on the bias. It begins with an increase section. The stitch count then remains unchanged during the body of the shawl and finishes of with a decrease section.