Beautiful Friendship by Zsuzsa Kiss

Beautiful Friendship

Knitting
March 2016
Handspun merino-silk
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
300 - 500 yards (274 - 457 m)
one size, adjustable
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You have a yarn what looks beautiful in the skein, but you have no idea what to knit with it. Familiar problem? For example a too-colourful yarn or a yarn with interesting texture. These would look far too busy if knitted with a pattern.
Then this is the pattern for you!

  • firstly this is mostly stockinette stitch, which lets the yarn show
  • secondly the pattern is adjustable so that you can use more or less yarn then stated

Features:

  • worked top down, starting as a usual triangular shawl
  • then the increasing lines start to move
  • other lines appear
  • increases are added/removed
  • suggested for beginners
  • a satisfying knit for tired nights, when you have no energy to pay attention to a complicate lace pattern
  • the shape of the shawl makes it very easy to wear.

Opinion from chemlady (tester):
“This is a great design to allow a special, treasured yarn really shine while still being fun to knit!”
purpleknit:
“I really enjoyed knitting this pattern. Even though it was fairly simple to knit, it kept my attention. I loved the finished shawl and the unusual lace design.”

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YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Hand dyed and hand spun by me (60% merino, 40% silk, fingering weight, ca 309 yards 283 m/100 g), 521 yards 476 m
This yarn was an interesting experiment, I spun the silk and the merino separate, and plied the two threads together. I got a very rustic yarn, what needed a simple pattern.

SUGGESTED YARNS
Use any yarn you have! Solid, variegated, gradient  it
will be perfect with this pattern.
Yarn weights:
http://www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/ weights?highlight=13

NEEDLES USED FOR SAMPLE
US 3 3.25 mm 32 80 cm long

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

SIZE OF THE SAMPLE
Wingspan: 51” (130 cm),
depth at the middle: 17 ¾ (45 cm)

GAUGE
18 sts x 32 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in st st.
Please  note  that  in  this  particular  project  getting  the
right  gauge is  not  essential.  However,  working  with
different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage
and the final size of the project as well.

REQUIRED SKILLS
● Knit, purl flat
● Decreasing with k2tog, ssk
● k1tbl, p1tbl
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