New Pattern - Stutzen

My latest pattern, Stutzen, was released this week.

stutzen by Amanda Scheuzger

Stutzen is a triangular shawl inspired by the calf gusset patterns in traditional twisted stitch stockings, called stutzen. These cables are created with traveling slipped stitches worked over a striped garter stitch backdrop.  

 I love the patterning in the calf gusset of this traditional twisted-stich stocking.

I love the patterning in the calf gusset of this traditional twisted-stich stocking.

The shawl begins at the center top with a garter stitch tab, and is worked out to the edging. Eyelet increases at the center spine and outer edges create the triangular shape. A lace border flows from the cable pattern and ends with a scalloped edge.

stutzen by amanda scheuzger

While the patterning looks complex, only one color is worked at a time, the pattern is created by slipping the main color stitches over the contrasting color rows.  That means there are three easy rows after each row of cable crossings.

measurements the shawl is about 48 inches wide and 24 inches deep at center back.

yarn I used Malabrigo Sock; 440 yds / 402 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 100% Superwash Merino Wool.

MC–1 skein in 855 Aguas, or approximatly 350 yds/ 320 m (80 g) fingering weight yarn 
CC–1 skein in 854 Rayon Vert, or approximatly 210 yds/ 190 m (48 g) fingering weight yarn

needles Size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needle, 40” / 100 cm long.

This pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.