Dapple Shawl by Kourtney Robinson

Dapple Shawl

Knitting
December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
365 yards (334 m)
OS
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This pattern softens the colors of highly variegated yarns, just as dappled sunlight softens the brightness of a garden. An interesting but not overly complex knit, it’s compelling to watch the colors combine and recombine in the doubled yarn-overs.

Dapple contains simple stitches and a rhythmic design but still presents a challenge. The double yarn-overs mean that a marker for the spine can’t be effectively used, so you will need to be able to read your own knitting. The instructions are fully written and charted, and there are notes on how to increase the size of your shawl if desired. To make your knit easier, stitch counts are provided for every row, and the double yarn-overs of the central spine are bolded in the written instructions. The cast-on is interrupted by two twists so that the upper edge will mimic the double yarn overs of the spine.

The upper wingspan is 130cm/51” and the central length is 43cm/17”.