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Evolution

Knitting
May 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 975 yards (823 - 892 m)
one size (appx 85" around the curved top edge and 30" deep)

NEWS FLASH!
Evolution is now available as a FREE download from The Fiber Factor website!

This is my design project for “The Fiber Factor” 2013 design challenge. Read all about it at The Fiber Factor main website!

Full written directions for all charts are available as of June 28th, 2013.


This heart-shaped shawl follows the evolution of a knitter. It begins with garter stitch, representing that garter-stitch scarf so many of us knitters began with. Then a bit of stockinette, as the beginner knitter learns to purl. Once the basic stitches are mastered, textured patterns like the diamond pattern become possible.

Then, a knitterly friend suggests that cables are “not that hard” -- perhaps the novice knitter would like to try? Another friend encourages the knitter to try a bit of simple lace -- just a few yarn-overs and decreases, after all, and the wrong side rows are all-purl.

Each pattern builds on the last; each pattern is made up of knits and purls, manipulated to form apparent complexity. But, one stitch at a time, all knitting is conquerable. The final stitch pattern combines right-side and wrong-side pattern, cables, twisted stitches, lace, and unusual decreases for a gorgeous exuberance that flares all around the edge of the finished shawl.


Errata:

Row 34 had a mistake in the second repeated section:

Row 34 (corrected): K3, p3, (p1, k1, p1, k1, p2) eight times, p1, p1, p1, (p2, k1, p1, k1, p1) eight times, p3, k3 – 111 sts


Written directions: 2/2LC were not correct in section 3 throughout. Here are the corrected rows:

Row 71 (corrected): K3, 3-in-1, (2/2RC, p3) seventeen times, 2/2RC, 3-in-1, 2/2LC, (p3, 2/2LC) seventeen times, 3-in-1, k3 – 261 sts

Row 75 (corrected): K3, 3-in-1, k1, p3, (2/2RC, p3) seventeen times, 2/2RC, p2, 3-in-1, p2, 2/2LC, (p3, 2/2LC) seventeen times, p3, k1, 3-in-1, k3 – 273 sts

Row 79 (corrected): K3, 3-in-1, p1, 2/2RC, p3, (2/2RC, p3) seventeen times, 2/2RC, p3, k1, 3-in-1, k1, p3, 2/2LC, (p3, 2/2LC) seventeen times, p3, 2/2LC, p1, 3-in-1, k3 – 285 sts

Row 83 (corrected): K3, 3-in-1, k2, p3, 2/2RC, p3, (2/2RC, p3) seventeen times, 2/2RC, p3, k3, 3-in-1, k3, p3, 2/2LC, (p3, 2/2LC) seventeen times, p3, 2/2LC, p3, k2, 3-in-1, k3 – 297 sts

Row 87 (corrected): K3, 3-in-1, p2, 2/2RC, p3, 2/2RC, p3, (2/2RC, p3) seventeen times, 2/2RC, p3, 2/2RC, p1, 3-in-1, p1, 2/2LC, p3, 2/2LC, (p3, 2/2LC) seventeen times, p3, 2/2LC, p3, 2/2LC, p2, 3-in-1, k3 – 309 sts

Row 89 (RS) (corrected): K3, 3-in-1, k2, p1, (k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, p1) ten times, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, 3-in-1, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, (p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk) ten times, p1, k2, 3-in-1, k3 – 273 sts


Row 93 of the chart is missing a yo after the first k2tog. This error was also in the written directions. update: This fix also has to be applied to the end of the row

Row 93 (re-corrected): K3, 3-in-1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, (yo, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, sk2p) ten times, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, 3-in-1, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, (sk2p, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, yo) ten times, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, ssk, 3-in-1, k3 – 285 sts