Ad Hoc by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

Ad Hoc

April 2015
Light Fingering ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
760 yards (695 m)
One Size
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Ad Hoc? Why did you pick that name, Josh? Well. Let me tell you…

ad hoc (ad hok, hOk), adv. 1. for the special purpose or end presently under consideration. - adj. 2. concerned or dealing with a specific subject, purpose, or end. 1550-60; Latin: for this

Does that answer your question? Perhaps if I point it out a wee bit more…

Ad Hoc as a shawl deals with a particular technique with a particular end. It is fully made of STRIPES and deals with them in such a way that you may not have seen before, while having a BLAST with construction and COLOR!

So grab those sticks, some fabulous yarn, and let’s get these stripes moving! The techniques used in this shawl make for a simple, fun knit that most knitters should be able to do, regardless of level of knitting. It uses a wee bit of short-rowing, stripes, and simple knitting techniques to really give the piece a fantastic shape and finish!

Size: 24 inches (61 cm) X 70 inches (178 cm) along the top edge. Size will vary due to individual gauge, yarns used, and blocking preferences.

Recommended yarn: 3 colors of fingering weight yarn in solid, tonal, or variegated colors. Sample uses MJ Yarns Opulent Fingering Weight (80% Superwash Merino / 10% Nylon / 10% Silk) in the Steel(A), Glowing Eel (B), and Tweak (C) colorways.

Yardage: Color A: 400 yds/ 366 m; Color B: 180 yds/ 165 m; Color C: 180 yds/ 165 m

Needles: 32” US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 5 / 3.75 mm needles

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors