County Fair by Cindy Garland

County Fair

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Unblocked stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 2500 yards (777 - 2286 m)
Small or Large Half Circle & 3/4 Circle
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Let’s go to the Fair!

Originally released as part of our WPKnits Club Mystery Knit Along 2017, this project recalls some of the magical wonders of the county fair.

This is a two-color or a five color shawl in optional sizes and shapes. It includes some simple lace, slipped stitches and optional beads.

There is a choice of two shapes: a half circle or a ¾ circle; each in either small or large size.

Pattern is fully charted and written.

Once again our friends at Stunning String Studio are offering “County Fair” yarn kits including yarn in your choice of over 150 amazing colors!

Pattern discussions will be in the Wild Prairie Knits group, so come and join us.

This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?

Skills: Each clue will be fully written out and charted. The stitches used are all pretty basic, so it is a relaxing knit, but with lots of detail to keep you interested. Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk, slipped stitches) are included, but anything beyond that will be explained in detail as we go along. Pattern offers a good introduction to adding beads, simple lace and mosaic stitches.

Yarn: Stunning String Studio,
2 Color: Luxury – 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 425 yds (389 m) 100 g, Marshmallow and Aubergine shown; or
5 Color: Sprinkles (MC) - 85% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 435 yds (398 m) 100 g & Twinkle (CC) - 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina, 435 yds (398 m) 100 g, MC: Vanilla Cupcake & CC 1-4: Deep Water, Pink Peony, Sunkissed, and Clover Field shown.
Small Half Circle (31”x62”) MC & CC 1 skein each; or any fingering weight MC 425 yds & CC 425 yds or (CC1-4 110 yds each)
Large Half Circle (45”x90”) MC & CC 2 skeins each; or any fingering weight MC 850 yds & CC 850 yds or (CC1-4 210 yds each)
Small 3/4 Circle (31”x62”) MC & CC 2 skeins each; or any fingering weight MC 700 yds & CC 700 yds
or (CC1-4 200 yds each)
Large 3/4 Circle (45”x90”) MC & CC 3 skeins each; or any fingering weight MC 1250 yds & CC 1250 yds or (CC1-4 425 yds each)

Recommendations: Pattern was written for highly contrasting yarns.

Needles US 6 (4.0 mm) 40”-60’ (100-150 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

Other 13 to 19 Stitch Markers
Optional: 6/0 Seed Beads: Half Circle 375 (525) beads, 3/4 Circle 575 (775) beads, and tool to apply bead: crochet hook, Super Floss or a beading tool.