All kinds of everything by Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren

All kinds of everything

Knitting
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, unstretched
US 4 - 3.5 mm
766 - 1312 yards (700 - 1200 m)
Medium, Large
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This shawl is designed to make use of those irresistable mini skeins or your precious sock yarn leftovers. A collection of coloured yarns are combined with a neutral to make this striking shawl.

The shawl is knit using a mixture of relaxing garter stitch and a simple lace pattern to keep things interesting. A shallow triangular shape makes it easy to wear.

Choose from a large shawl with twelve stripes, or a smaller shawl with ten.

Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4 straight needles or circular(s) for knitting flat.

Yarn:
Medium size:
MC- 100g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 425m/100g.
CC- 100g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 425m/100g. This can be a single colour or made from a variety of colours.

Large size:
MC- 120g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 425m/100g.
CC- 120g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 425 m / 100g. This can be a single colour or made from a variety of colours.

Weights for each section:
• Stripes 1 and 12: 5g each
• Stripes 2 and 11: 6g each
• Stripes 3 and 10: 9g each
• Stripes 4 and 9: 10g each
• Stripes 5 and 8: 12g each
• Stripes 6 and 7: 14g each

Large size sample shown in:
MC- A Little Bit Sheepish British Bluefaced Leicester / nylon sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon, 425m per 100g in “Vulcan”.
CC- A Little Bit Sheepish British Bluefaced Leicester sock yarn mini skeins, 100% wool, 85m per 20g in “Bass notes”.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, increasing stitches, decreasing stitches, Vikkel braid (instructions given), weaving in ends.

Gauge: 26 stitches and 48 rows over 10 cm / 4” in un-stretched garter stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project- choose a yarn and needle combination that gives you a fabric with a good amount of drape.

Sizing:
Medium size measures 200 cm / 79” along the longest edge, 45 cm / 18” at the deepest centre point after blocking.

Large size measures 244 cm / 96” along the longest edge, 50 cm / 20” at the deepest centre point after blocking.

The shawl is easily adjusted by varying the number of stripes worked.