Drift by Susanna IC is inspired by windswept snowdrifts creating snaking patterns in new snow. The twisting cables and garter stitch captures the textural and barren beauty of winter, bringing with it warmth and comfort. This shawl is worked from the top down and features a low-contrast color bor- der, evoking the shifting colors of short winter days.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Susanna IC
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): fawn (natural oatmeal), 5 skeins (MC); ash (natural medium gray), 2 skeins (CC).
One size; 80” [203 cm] wingspan; 28” [71 cm] deep.
Size A (for body): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Size B (for bind off): US 6 [4.0 mm]: needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle; stitch markers; blocking pins; blocking wires (optional).
28 sts and 38 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable pattern on Size A needle.
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle; increasing.
About the Designer
A bit of a nomad, Susanna IC has lived in two European countries and seven US states so far. She now lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons, and countless balls of yarn. Susanna has an extensive background in fashion design, studio arts, and art history, all of which inspires much of her knitting. Her designs can be found in nu- merous print and online publications, as well as Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, and at her website ArtQualia.com.