Saturday, August 17, 2019

Above The Fold

My latest knitting design, Above The Fold, is now live!

This shawl uses two matching gradients to create an optical illusion of one larger gradient that has been folded over in the middle. The pattern is written to make the most of any gradient yarn, regardless of its yardage. Choose two 50g gradients, typically intended for identical socks, or you can opt for two full 100g (or larger!) gradient cakes in the same colorway. You are also free to adjust the amount of the coordinating solid for even more flexibility in sizing. You can even work with a different weight of yarn if you like, but keep in mind this could impact the finished size of your shawl considerably.

Small [Medium, Large]
The listed sizes are merely examples. You could make your shawl any size you want by simply adjusting the amounts of each yarn you use.

Span: 64 [79, 90] inches
Height: 26 [31, 37] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
19 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Fingering weight yarn
Small: 100g solid/tonal/speckle (A) & two 50g gradients (B)
Medium: 100g solid/tonal/speckle (A) & two 100g gradients (B)
Large: 200g solid/tonal/speckle (A) & two 100g gradients (B)
Shown in Small size using:
Fierce Fibers True [80% merino, 20% nylon; 400yds/366m per 115g skein]; 1 skein in Soft Kitty (A)
Fierce Fibers True Sock Set [80% merino, 20% nylon; 365yds/334m per two 50g skeins]; 1 set in Rainbow (B)

US #4/3.5m circular needle, 32 inches
Spare needle in a smaller size (circular, DPN, or straight) for picking up stitches
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

Buy the pattern now on Ravelry!


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