Exploding TARDIS by Laurie Beardsley
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Exploding TARDIS

Knitting
July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in body pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
725 - 850 yards (663 - 777 m)
58” (147 cm) wingspan, 23” (58.5 cm) depth
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This is my take on Vincent’s vision of the TARDIS. (You Whovians know what I’m talking about.) It is worked in short rows from one long edge to the other with a feather and fan edging. The body is an asymmetrical triangle, and the rippled edge tends to expand outward after blocking.

The pattern is written using the German Short row technique. It includes modifications if you prefer to use wrap-and-turn short rows instead.

Skill level: Intermediate - requires short rows, yo, k2tog, carrying yarn

Yarn requirements:
490 yards (448 m) fingering weight yarn in Color 1
350 yards (320 m) fingering weight yarn in Color 2

Best with two solid or semi-solid colors. Would also work nicely with Color 2 in a variegated colorway.

The shawl as pictured used every single bit of the main color (blue) in a 437 yard skein. Some testers reported using more. If you don’t want to play yarn chicken, but do want to use typically sized skeins of fingering weight yarn, the pattern includes one modification for a slightly smaller shawl and another that balances the color usage.

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.

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