Alate: having wings
With a light and airy beauty, Alate virtually floats around your shoulders. When wrapped, it creates a warm and cozy cowl. Or, leave the ends long for a more flowing look. Alate is worked in Shibui Knits Silk Cloud creating an open fabric that is nearly weightless. Shibui Knits Cima is added at the edges for a touch of definition.
Alate is worked from tip to tip. The center is worked in Stockinette Stitch with a single strand of Silk Cloud. The Garter Stitch edges are worked with the Silk Cloud and the Cima held together. Different rates of increasing and decreasing create its fun shape.
Length: 83” / 211 cm
Width: 20.5” / 52 cm
Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk; 330 yds / 300 m per 0.88 oz / 25 g skein)
2 skeins #103 Apple
Shibui Knits Cima (70% Superbaby Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino; 328 yds / 300 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein)
1 skein #103 Apple
Size 6 US / 4 mm
Darning needle for weaving in ends
16 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch with the Silk Cloud
Gauge is not crucial to this project, but it may affect the finished size and the amount of yarn needed.