Conchology Shawl by Allison Dalton
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Conchology Shawl

Knitting
April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
785 - 800 yards (718 - 732 m)
one size
This pattern is available for $6.00.

COMING SOON! Test-knitting phase happening now. Pdfs available mid-May if not earlier.

Yarn: Fingering weight single-ply, 785 total yards. Shawl pictured uses Primrose Yarn Company, Adelaide singles (435 yd, 115 g per skein); see color notes below
Needles: US 5 circular; 32” or longer recommended
Notions: Tapestry needle, markers if they help you remember front/back or where to increase/decrease
Gauge: This design does not require an exact gauge. Choose needles that achieve the drape you prefer with the yarn you’re using. BUT… I-cord edging is always firmer than garter fabric, so a too-tight gauge may not allow your edge to stretch and block out enough. Also note that sample shawl used all but .5 g of a full skein of color A, and varying gauge will affect yardage.
Finished size: 66 inches long when laid out flat, 25 inches at widest part of shawl body

Color
Shawl pictured uses four colors as follows:
Color A: pale/warm – (misfit #2 from a limited-edition batch made Jan 2017), basically all of the 435 yd skein, about 114.5g
Color B: saturated/warm – (misfit #6) 220yd, 58g
Color C: mid/cool – (misfit #3) 330yd, 87g
Color D: dark/cool – Witching Hour 120yd, 31g

Notes
Follow this color scheme, or pick your own! The pattern is based on an auger shell, which is long and pointed with segments that increase in size and darkness toward the open end.
Color changes happen at the beginning of a ws row, for a blended effect on the right side.
The two lace patterns are true lace, but only two and four lines long, so they’re easy to remember.

Pattern options
Choose Conchology.charts for charted lace (the color striping is written out in the pattern)
Conchology.charts.and.written has all of the above, and adds written instructions for the lace.