March 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Shawl or Scarf in Fingering, Sport or DK weight yarn
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Options: Options are for a shawl or scarf in fingering, sport or DK weight yarns.
Option A, B & C: Shawl in fingering, sport or DK
Option D, E & F: Scarf in fingering, sport or DK

Approx. Finished Sizes after blocking:
Shawl: 72.5 inches wide by 14 inches deep
Scarf: 11.25 inches wide by 71.5 inches long
Shawl: 67 inches wide by 11.25 inches deep
Scarf: 9 inches wide by 64.5 inches long
Shawl: 65.5 inches wide by 9 inches deep
Scarf: 9.25 inches wide by 53.5 inches long

Gauge: (in pattern stitch)
Fingering: 20 stitches and 36 rows in 4 inches
Sport: 19 stitches and 30 rows in 4 inches
DK: 18 stitches and 24 rows in 4 inches

Fingering Option (pictured in gray): Quince & Co. Tern; 75% American wool, 25% silk; 221 yd 202 m / 50g (pictured in Stonington) 910 yds for shawl, 715 yds for scarf
Sport Weight Option: Quince & Co. Chickadee; 100% American wool; 181 yds 166 m / 50g (suggested) 730 yds for shawl, 560 yds for scarf
DK Weight Option (pictured in blue): Dirty Water Dye Works, Edna; 85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Silk; 380 yd 347 m / 130g (pictured in Moon Shadow) 495 yds for shawl, 415 yds for scarf

(32 inch circular needles for the shawl or straight needles for the scarf)
Fingering: Size 3 (3.25 mm)
Sport: Size 5 (3.75 mm)
DK: Size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notes: Catalyst is a shawl/scarf pattern with 6 different options. Simply by changing the amount of stitches cast on and how many rows worked, the shape of the piece is changed dramatically. With more stitches cast on and fewer rows, the shape is shawl-like, worked from the bottom up. With fewer stitches cast on and more rows worked, the shape is more of a scarf, with a pointed tip at one end and a forked tongue at the other. Both shapes are very wearable and unique. The pattern is written for three yarn weights (fingering, sport & DK), to give the knitter even more options. The shape of the piece(s) is created with simple increases and decreases, and the stitch pattern is made up entirely of knits and purls.