Building Blocks Shawl
Building Blocks was the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2016. Join the Ravelry Group to see discussion and photos from the 2016 KAL.
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Sample shown in size Large.
Finished Measurements: 76 (86, 98)” / 193 (218, 249)cm wingspan length, 20 (22.5, 25)” / 51 (57, 64)cm from CO to BO edge.
Yarn: Heavy fingering/sport weight
Recommended Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Merino (100% Merino Wool; 400yds / 366m per 100g)
Sample shown in: A - Oracle
B - Sorry Not Sorry
C - Where’s My Bike?
D - Fly
Sporty Merino is a custom spun yarn by Hedgehog Fibres available exclusively through Stephen & Penelope for 2016. Sporty Merino is a non-superwash merino with incredible spring and bounce. Due to the fluffy voluminous nature of the soft merino, it feels like a heavy fingering/sport weight yarn even though it has 400yds / 366m per 100g. The stitches bloom and fill space more than slick superwash yarns resulting in a more cohesive and “woolly” fabric. Sporty Merino produces amazing crisp stitch definition.
You can also use standard fingering weight yarns for this project.
Color A - 400yds / 366m
Color B - 400yds / 366m
Color C - 400yds / 366m
Color D - 400yds / 366m
I recommend getting the full yardage amounts to be safe regardless of which size you knit so you have the most flexibility.
Needles: 47” / 120cm US 5 / 3.75mm circular or size needed to obtain gauge. You can start with a shorter circular cord length, but a long circular needle will be more comfortable throughout the project.
Gauge: 26 sts & 44 rows 4” / 10cm in garter stitch
26 sts & 36 rows 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch
Errata: Clue #4 Section 9 Row 6 should read WS instead of RS.
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