Centrifugue by Linda Wilgus


August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
820 yards (750 m)
one size
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Stripes ahoy! If you’re in the mood for some more stripes this summer Centrifugue may be just the thing. Celebrating the fun of stripes with a whimsical, asymmetric design of stripes that widen toward the shawl’s edges, Centrifugue reminds me both of the effect of a centrifuge, which pushes things from a center towards the edge, and the musical composition technique of the fugue, in which two or more voices built on a theme. The latter description fits particularly well if you substitute the word “colorways” for “voices”! Centrifugue is worked entirely in garter stitch, with the first approximately three-quarters of the shawl done in all knit rows and just as you’re about ready for a change of pace, the last one-quarter done in all purl rows.

Finished measurements:
Length along top edge after blocking: 48 inches or 122cm.
Length along bottom edge after blocking: 71 inches or 180cm.
Depth from top edge on left side edge after blocking: 10 inches or 25cm.
Depth from top edge on right side edge after blocking: 11 inches or 28cm.

Gauge: 18 sts/36 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10cm) in garter stitch after blocking.