B&W aka boomerang by alfa knits

B&W aka boomerang

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch: gauge is not important but will affect the size
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1094 - 1422 yards (1000 - 1300 m)
one size easily made larger or smaller
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B&W aka boomerang is a large, reversible, extra soft, boomerang-shaped shawl with four different brioche stitch patterns. It is worked bottom up and starts with an I-cord, stitches are picked up & knit to start working two of the brioche stitch patterns. From here the shawl has an incorporated I-cord edge and the 2 stitch pattern at both sides are started.

The brioche stitch patterns are charted and written.

Size is easily adaptable
as pictured: wingspan = ± 200 cm / 78”
depth at the largest tip: ± 56 cm / 22”

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
Yardage depends on size of the shawl
As pictured
Color A (off white in the sample)
± 600 m / 660 yards
Color B (black in the sample)
± 650 m / 720 yards

3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
4 mm (US 6) 2 double pointed needles for the I-cord cast on and bind off
tapestry needle
3 markers

Gauge is not crucial but will affect the width of your shawl

gauge of the sample (unblocked)
22 sts and 24 ridges (or 48 rows) in garter stitch
22 sts and 28 rows (1 row is A+B) in brioche stitch