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Clue 1: Oct. 23 -- You will have 2 weeks to complete clue 1 because you will need to fully knit it twice.
Clue 2: Nov. 6
Clue 3: Nov. 13
Clue 4: Nov. 20
Full Shawl (& announcement of the Fire MKAL): Nov. 27
Want the yarn? Visit FiddleKnits.com
Note: This design requires beads. Beads are NOT included with yarn.
Shape & Design
Air is a different than the first two designs in the Elements series. This one is a stole! A rectangular (more or less) shape instead of a triangle or half circle. In my opinion lace weight stoles are the most wearable piece of lace. They are wide enough to be worn full width down your back, but the lace weight yarn means they’re also light enough to scrunch up and wear as you would a regular scarf.
While the shape of Air will be symetrical, the stitch pattern will only be semi-symetrical. I’ve never cared for stole MKALs where each side is the same and you either have to work each clue twice that week or do the whole thing over at the end. This MKAL will only repeat 1 section and we will do that in week one while we’re red hot and amped up for a new MKAL.
Fiddle Knits, Etude
80% merino / 20% silk; 875 yds; 100g; lace weight
Fiddle Knits, Arietta
75% sw merino / 20% silk / 5% stellina; 875 yds; 100g; lace
Technically you only need a single skein to complete this design. It uses 95 grams (832 yards). Skeins are 100 grams (875 yards). However, if you tend to knit loose or avoid gauge (or don’t trust maintaining gauge) then it doesn’t hurt to get a little extra. You can always make a second one! ;-)
If you choose to work the shawl in 2 colors then a single skein of each color will be plenty. The breakdown for two colors is 25 grams (220 yards) of a border color and 70 grams (612 yards) of the body color.
Needles and Gauge
US 3 / 3.25mm needle (32” circular)
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
You will need approximately 780 beads in size 6 or 8 (I used size 6). 280 of the beads will be used in clue 1. The remainder are split between clues 2 and 4. It is possible to use different bead colors in this design.