Color Spike by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

Color Spike

April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
One Size
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Color Spike is a triangular shawl utilizing short-rows, slipped stitches, a wide cabled selvedge edge, and graphic color play to create an amazing shawl with fantastic color spikes, simple cables, and stripes throughout!

This shawl is one of my new favorites for playing with contrast colors that POP and shout their battle cry of graphicality! I suggest using a very strong contrast for Color C to make the lines pop throughout the shawl and to especially highlight the slipped stitches on the first short row as well as the outlining of the second.

Size: 67 inches along the top edge X 15 inches along center line. This is the size of the blocked sample and as such, due to blocking differences, gauge differences, and knitter’s preferences, your shawl may be a different size.

Recommended yarn: 3 colors of fingering weight yarn in solid, tonal, or lightly variegated colors. Sample uses Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock(100% Superwash Wool; 400 yds/366 m) in Stormy A, Bright Tropical Blue B, and Pumpkin C

Yardage: Color A: 300 yds/ 275 m; Color B: 250 yds/ 229 m; Color C: 100 yds/ 92 m

Needles: 32” US size 5 / 3.5 mm circular needles

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 5 / 3.5 mm needles

Notions: 2 Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

ERRATA: Section 3; Rows 15-20: Using A, repeat Rows 3-4 three times more. NOT Rows 1-2!