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"Avonlea" is part of the Lit Knits collection. To purchase the entire 10 piece collection, see the Lit Knits page.
Part of the Lit Knits collection.
Anne was orphaned at 3 months, so she was passed from home to home. As a result, Anne never felt as if she had a home. That is until she is adopted by the Cuthberts. Anne has a wild imagination and renames things so that they seem more romantic. But when she sees Green Gables for the first time, it needs no new name. The home itself is magical enough.
This shawl is inspired by the story, Anne of Green Gables, first published in 1908 by L.M. Montgomery. The shawl represents the first view Anne had of her new home: Green Gables, which was located in Avonlea. From top to bottom, the shawl features the open sky, followed by the house: Green Gables. Next is the picket fence surrounding the house. A field of flowers flows downward. The Flowers start small and slowly get larger, which creates a feeling of perspective. The edge of the shawl is just like the edge of Barry's Pond, better known as The Lake of Shining Waters.
The shawl starts from the top center and is knit outward. A tutorial for the tab cast on is included in the pattern.
52”/ 132cm along the top edge
30½”/ 77.5cm from center back to bottom tip
O-Wool Classic 2-Ply; 198yds/ 181m per 1.75oz/ 50g; 100% Certified Organic Merino Wool; fingering weight:
3 skeins in #3014 Sage
approx 550yds/ 503m of a fingering weight yarn
Size 4 US/ 3.5mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
4 stitch markers
18sts/ 36rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch