This design is a knitting attempt to compose a deep duality in a sideways, elongated and asymmetrical shawl which features two different yarns, similar rib stitch patterns with unlike texture, straight and slanting sections, different edge and bind off treatments. Balancing the dual while preserving individuality is a rare miracle in life, but possible in knitting.
The pattern is fully customizable through the yarn combo choice and three different constructions which will produce a similar shape and variable wingspan/depth proportions. Gauge is not crucial for this project - instructions are given to get the desired result from the required (necessarily careful) yarn choice, through the yardage control and to the overall customized sizing.
A general intro file is provided while each version has its own stand-alone pdf file for a more handy knitting, with both written instructions and charts.
yarn & needles:
VERSION 1 / Fingering + Lace yarn:
Fingering ~ 400 m (437 yards) / 100 gr - about 358 m (392 yards) / 90 gr needed
Lace ~ 800 m (875 yards) / 100 gr - about 320 m (350 yards) / 40 gr needed
4,5 mm / US 7 and 3,5 mm / US 4 needles
VERSION 2 / DK + Fingering yarn:
DK ~ 200 m (219 yards) / 100gr - about 139 m (153 yards) / 70 gr needed
Fingering ~ 400 m (437 yards) /100 gr - about 200 m (219 yards) / 50 gr needed
6 mm / US 10 and 5 mm / US 8 needles
VERSION 3 / Sport + Light fingering yarn:
Sport ~ 300 m (328 yds) / 100 gr - about 300 m (328 yards) / 100 gr needed
Light fingering ~ 600 m (656 yards) / 100 gr - about 150 m (131 yards) / 20 gr needed
5 mm / US 8 and 4 mm / US 6 needles
[NOTE: the above yarn quantities and needle numbers are just a reference, and each version can be knitted using any of the above pair of yarns, following the provided instructions to customize the pattern].
Totally customizable for each version