Baltic Gradient Shawl and Mitts by Sylvan Tiger Yarn
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Baltic Gradient Shawl and Mitts

Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1140 yards (1042 m)
One size
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The cosy garter stitch shawl is nice easy knitting, with interest provided by the decreases and changing colour sections. Perfect TV or travel knitting! Along with the mitts, it is designed to make the most of Sylvan Tiger Yarn Lethera Gradient packs.

The Central Spine of the shawl is knitted first, then stitches are picked up along the edge and worked out to the tip. Stitches are then picked up for the top and then bottom edges. The squares of the Central Spine are then replicated on the mitts to use up the last of the gradient colours and create a matching set.

Sylvan Tiger Yarn Lethera Gradients are created by over-dyeing four natural shades of Blacker Breeds Shetland 4ply, a beautiful woollen spun yarn that produces a squishy fabric, both warm and light to wear.

Finished Shawl Measurements
Central Spine: 48cm (19in) deep Wingspan: 147cm (58in) along top edge

Finished Mitt Measurements
Circumference: S M, L 18 20, 22 cm 7 8, 9 in Length: 20cm (8in)

Yarn
350m (380yds) of MC: Blacker Breeds Shetland 4ply, 100% Pure New Shetland Wool, 175m (190yds) per 50g shown in shade: Natural Fleece Colour
plus
700m (760yds) of CC: Sylvan Tiger Yarn Lethera Shetland Gradient, 100% British Shetland, 350m (380yds) per 100g shown in shade: Baltic (CC1: Dark, CC2: Medium Dark, CC3: Medium Dark, CC4: Light)

Blocking
Shetland yarn benefits from wet blocking, as this helps the yarn to bloom. To wet block, soak finished item in cold water with a little soap or alternative until thoroughly wet. Rinse out soap if needed. Squeeze out as much water from the piece as you can. Lay flat and pin out or stretch to finished measurements.