Once upon a time, in a small town in western Texas, there lived a little girl with very definite opinions on food. She ate grilled cheese at steakhouses. She ordered chicken fingers at Chinese restaurants. She knew what she liked, and more to the point, she knew what she didn't like.
When the little girl grew up and went off to college, she yearned to fit in. She began to experiment with gateway foods, like gyros and pad thai. Eventually, she caved to peer pressure and took her first bite of raw fish encased in rice and seaweed. She was hooked. Her addiction has now progressed so far she must wrap herself in an algae-like sheath to stave off the shivering until she can get her next fix.
This coping mechanism is created sideways, from tip-to-tip. If you require a larger or smaller dosage, simply work more or fewer of the repeats of the lace charts to accommodate your rehabilitative needs.
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock [100% Merino wool; 395yd/361m per 100g skein]; color: Jade; 1 skein
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
US #3/3.25mm straight or circular needle
17 sts/31 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch, after blocking 24 sts/33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
ssp = (slip 1 as if to knit, 1 as if to purl), return these stitches to the left needle and purl them together through back loop
This shawl is easily adjustable in size. Work as many repeats of Chart A as you wish until shawl is half desired width. Work Chart B as many times as required to decrease to 9 sts, then work final rows as written.
Carissa lives and knits in Dallas, Texas, where she bites her thumb at Mother Nature and keeps right on knitting through triple-digit heat. She has, however, made the occasional concession of swapping out wool for cotton or bamboo.