Fantoosh! by Kate Davies Designs


June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette. See below for swatching instructions & gauge information for lace pattern.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
large & small. Shawl size / number of repeats easily adjusted to suit yardage
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Fantoosh is a top-down triangular shawl featuring a tesselating allover motif defined by centred double decreases and twisted stitches. In Scots, fantoosh means “fancy”, or a wee bit “over the top”. Two sizes are given in the pattern but you can easily adjust the number of repeats to make a shawl to suit you and your yarn. Happy knitting!


Fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply (100% Merino; 365 metres / 399 yards per 100g) 1 (2) x 100g skein(s) in shade Slate

Alternate yarn: Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca / Silk / Cashmere 4 ply (70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 365m / 400yds per 100g skein) in shade Pretty Floral Bonnet. 1 (2) x 100g skeins

Needles and notions
3.75mm UK 9/ US 5 circular needle 100cm / 40in long
Stitch markers of two types - x and y.
Blocking wires or pins.
Waste yarn and 3.75mm UK 9 / US F/5 crochet hook.

16 sts and 16 rows to 7cm / 2¾in over lace pattern worked back and forth using 3.75mm needles, after washing and blocking.
20 sts and 33 rows to 10cm / 4in over stockinette st worked back and forth using 3.75mm needles.
Swatch should be washed and then stretched quite vigorously, to reflect the way the shawl will be ultimately blocked. See finishing instructions in pattern for more information on how to block.

Pattern includes charts, charted instructions, full written instructions and a schematic.

Small (Large)
Wingspan: approx. 114 (180) cm 45 (71) in
Depth: approx. 57 (90) cm 22½ (35½) in