Allira Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Allira Shawl

Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
525 - 945 yards (480 - 864 m)
small & large
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When light hits prism-like quartz crystals, the colours that are refracted are many and varied. Inspired by the variations of colour found in amethyst. With yarn and size options ranging from a large five-colour gradient crescent to a smaller shawl composed of one solid colour with a contrast edging, there is a version of Allira that will best reflect the light that you want to be seen in. Allira is a part of the Chroma Collection; a series of nine shawl patterns, all featuring gradient yarns

Choose between written and charted instructions for the lace section.

DIMENSIONS Small (Large)
Wingspan: 83 (108)“/207.5 (270) cm
Depth: 14 (19) ‘/ 35 (47.5) cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

YARN
Fingering Weight
S (L) two-colour Version:
MC 420 (840) yd/385 (770) m
CC: 105 (105) yd/ 96 (96) m.

Large Gradient Version:
MC 420 yds / 385 m;
CC: Either 525 yd/485 m single gradient skien or a 5-colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 105 yds/96m. Colours in gradient sets will be referred to as CC1 through CC5.

Large Gradient sample shown in:
Julie Asselin, Leizu Fingering, (90% SW Merino, 10% Silk, 420 yd / 385 m per 115g) in MC: Birch and CC: Avalon Gradient Set

NEEDLES
US 5/3.75mm long circular for holding a large number of sts (shawl is worked flat), or size required to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
Optional stitch markers for lace repeats, tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in Garter Stitch, firmly blocked.
Gauge is not crucial for this project but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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