Big Top by Cheri McEwen

Big Top

January 2016
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
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Big Top is a study in garter stitch and short rows. It is worked side to side and features a nice scalloped edge when finished. I used bright colors and alternated frequently to achieve the “big top” look of a circus tent. It can easily be done with muted colors, alternating variegates with a high contrast, or even tonal colors for a more muted look.

The instructions include line by line instructions for the shown color changes. It’s a great starter shawl for those familiar with garter stitch and wanting to try something a tiny bit more challenging and colorful.

Materials: 300 yards each of C1 (reddish brown) and C5 bright blue)

120 yards each C2 (red), C3 (orange), and C4 (neon yellow)

Size 6/ 4mm knitting needle, 32 inch circular or 17 inch straights