Broken Bones by Emily Connell

Broken Bones

September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Estonian Star Stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
one size: approx. 26" x 60"
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this shawl is part of the Amplify - Vol. 1 collection, which features 7 shawl patterns all ‘inspired’ by 7 different songs. amplify is a collection of 7 shawls, ranging from triangles to rectangles to half-pi and asymmetric shapes. different yarns, textures, colors, and inspiration for each…

and by inspired, I mean a more literal inspiration!

I have something called chromesthesia, which is a type of synesthesia that combines sounds and colors. It’s kind of like watching a movie while listening to music.

this collection is my first exploration into how this ability works for me, and it is an experiment in exercising a creative approach to translating colors and textures I see when I hear music into something knit-able.

  • background - “Broken Bones” by Kaleo combines three subtle neutral shades and three stunning stitches. I loved the earthy feel to the song, and it lent itself well to the color palette curated by Jess at Olann Yarns. The shapes that I saw with this song slowly morphed from smaller, gathered stitches into larger, rounder ones. The motifs for this pattern gradually increase in size from the beginning triangle to the final brioche edging. If you aren’t familiar with this song, I highly suggest you check it out!

  • notes - Practice your lace and brioche stitches with this lacy beauty! This shawl begins with an easy Estonian lace stitch and moves into knitted broomstick lace and finally brioche. Tiny garter stripes separate each pattern transition. This shawl makes a gorgeous addition to any cool weather wardrobe.

  • techniques - This pattern uses several intermediate techniques: Estonian lace, knitted broomstick lace, and brioche. Some experience with brioche is recommended: you are only working with one color, so it’s all brioche knit stitches, but you are working increases and decreases. All stitches are fully explained!

  • materials - Olann Singles 100% superwash merino singles; 400 yds/366 m per 100g skein; Color A: Rice Pudding, 1 skein Color B: Soda Bread, 1 skein Color C: Toffee Pop, 1 skein

Size 4/3.5mm needles: 24”/60cm circular needle
Size 5/3.75mm needles: 24”/60cm circular needle
choose one with a very smooth cable join for easiest maneuvering in the knitted broomstick lace section

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
2 locking st markers for center stitch and brioche
shaping in edging
2 markers for edge stitches as desired