Fata Morgana by Zsuzsa Kiss

Fata Morgana

Knitting
February 2015
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 420 yards (274 - 384 m)
One size
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Fata Morgana is an atmospheric phenomenon: when the weather is warm, each air layer differs in temperature and breaks the light in different ways, so that the reflection of objects appears to float and vibrate.

This yarn has such beautiful vibrant colors. I bought the fiber from Sidi and spun it extremely thin so that I can get extremely thin singles that ends up as fingering weight once Navajo plied. Also, it was my first attempt at Navajo plying. Both the colors and pattern of the scarf evokes the colorful medieval cathedrals.

The scarf is knitted sideways. The pattern includes instructions on how to broaden the scarf to get a stole. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and simple enough, which makes it an ideal choice for beginner lace knitters who want to develop their skills.

The design includes both charts and written instructions.*

SIZE OF THE SAMPLE
Length: 63” 160 cm
Width: 7 1/2” 19 cm

SKILLS
You will need some experience in lace knitting.

GAUGE
20 sts x 32 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in pattern st.
Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weights / gauge will affect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.

YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Hand spun merino, light fingering weight.

NEEDLE
US 6 [4 mm] circular needle, 31 1/2” [80 cm] long

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, stitch markers.

RECOMMENDED YARNS
fingering, light fingering, lace weight yarn with high wool content but I think it would be work well also with fluffy yarn (mohair, angora, cashmere blends) or silk too.

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