Designer, Sue Lazenby, describes Lichen and Moss: "
This highly textured shawl was inspired by the many lichens and mosses that grow in Wales. Lichen stitch is paired with moss stitch bands, which are accentuated by reverse stocking stitch. These contrast with the wide central garter stitch panel. This makes an interesting, yet easy knit for the advanced beginner. A versatile shawl in 2 sizes, that can be worked in a variety of yarns from fingering through to worsted weight. It is best worked in a solid yarn to show the textured patterns well.
We've paired Lichen and Moss with Apple Fiber Studio McIntosh for this kit. It's available in 2 sizes and a variety of colors. Choose your Size and Color from the dropdown menu. Medium includes 1 hank of McIntosh, Large includes 2 hanks. All kits include free pattern, yarn in your color and size choice and a KnittyGrittyYarnGirl project bag.
SIZES: Medium approx. 46” /117 cm x 20”/ 51cm.
Large approx. 63’’ / 160 cm x 26’’ / 66 cm.
GAUGE: 4” / 10 cm measured over Lichen stitch pattern
(before blocking) 26st - 29 sts / 37 - 38 rows
(after blocking) 20 - 22 sts / 36rows
using 4mm/US 6 needles (not included) and fingering weight.
MATERIALS & TOOLS:
Yarn: Fingering weight
Medium: approx. 400 - 425 yd (366 - 389 m)
Large: approx. 840 - 870 yd (768 - 796 m)
Needles: 4mm / US #6, 100cm / 40” circular needle, (not included), or size for gauge.
Notions: 4 stitch markers, blocking wires & pins, not included.
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner (2 /5)
garter tab CO (instructions given), working increases in pattern, textured pattern including WS rows.
The detailed instructions are fully written as well as charted throughout. The pattern has been fully tech edited and tested.
Apple Fiber Studio Fiber Content: 60% Superfine Merino, 20% Alpaca, 20% Nylon (437 yds.)