For several years, one of my closest friends lived in Asheville, North Carolina. About once a year I’d make the drive up to see her or stop in for a few days on my way back from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. This shawl makes me think of those visits and that town: the twisted stitch pattern evoking the mountains and rivers of Appalachia; the shape and style both modern and a bit unexpected; the soft coziness of the fabric just the thing for a cool mountain morning.
Asheville Morning is worked from end to end in a slowly widening rib. The cable pattern at the top border can be done with or without a cable needle. The pattern includes instructions for adjusting the length of the shawl, working the 2-stitch cables without a cable needle, and working the m1p increases. To make this shawl, you will need to know how to knit, purl, and slip stitches, and either be comfortable with working 2-stitch cables and increases or be open to trying new techniques with some guidance. Pattern includes both written and charted instructions.
77 in/195.5 cm long; 13.5 in/34.5 cm wide at narrow end; 21 in/53.5 cm wide at wider end (see schematic in photos for details)
Amano Yarns Skinny Yana (100% fine highland wool; 437 yds/400 m per 3.5 oz/100g); 3 skeins (shown in 1507 Berry Crush)
US5/3.75 mm needles for working flat: recommend 14 in/35 cm straight or 24 in/60cm (or longer) circular needle, or size needed for correct gauge
23 sts & 35 rows = 4 in/10cm in k5, p4 rib, blocked hard.
26 sts & 35 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch worked flat
Exact gauge is not essential, but differences in gauge will affect size and yarn requirements. See Pattern Notes for more information about gauge.