Aquilon by Skeinwalker Knits


May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
376 yards (344 m)
One; easily customizable.
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Where will the winds transport you? Welcome to The Expedition! A special shawl club by Skeinwalker. The Expedition is all about exploring and discovering new territories. The Expedition . Year 1 . The Winds will have four shawlettes designs, all worked with one single skein of yarn in fingering or heavy lace hand-dyed by indie dyers. They’ll have lace and they will all be customizable.
The patterns will be released in November 2017, February 2018, May 2018 and August 2018.
Grab your skeins and needles and join us for a year long of exploration! The Aquilon shawl is the third shawl of The Expedition . Year 1 . The Winds.

Aquilon is pronounced /akilɔ̃/

Aquilon is often used to refer to any strong and cold north wind in poetry, while originally being a north-east wind. The Aquilon, and by extension winter, seems to be a promise of what’s to come. A quiet phase. Nature catches its breath and prepares for the color and life explosion to come. Yet, winter in Provence remains colorful. Dark amber roof tiles, terracotta walls, red ocher earth, combined with dark green cypress and silvery green olive trees. The Aquilon shawl is an ode to these vibrant earthy tones, gusts of wind creating patterns in the sand and sleepy winter villages. Aquilon uses a mirrored lace pattern to produce a symmetrical long-winged crescent. Prepare for spring and summer: indulge in lace and color!

Draadkracht Knit The Road Yak (Fingering, 60% Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak, 366 meters / 400 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 94 grams in color Rust mix.

3 mm (US size 2.5) circular needles or size to obtain gauge with two cable lengths as follows: (1) 80 cm / 32 inches; (2) 120 cm / 47 inches. The long circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

22 stitches and 33 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked.
14.5 stitches and 24.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Pattern B – Wind Gusts, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Crochet hook 3.25 mm / D-3. Stitch markers (optional): 2 in color A (edge markers), 2 stitch markers in color B (center-panel markers), 34 in color C (repeat markers), one removable stitch marker in color D (RS marker). Waste yarn. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Flexible blocking wires (optional).

One. Customizable.

Final measurements
Height (h): 40 cm / 15.75 inches, length (l): 84 cm / 33 inches, width (w): 117 cm / 46 inches.

Skill level
Knit, purl, single and multiple increases, single decreases. Twisted stitches. Cabled stitches. Provisional Crochet CO. Garter tab. Body with relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns and easy patterning on both sides. Edging with stitch pattern requiring some attention and patterning on both sides. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat in three Sections plus an Edging to form a crescent shawl with elongated sides.
Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: LoraMitchell and sanita60.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!