Federa by Katrin Schubert


April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in brioche knitting
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 - 1094 yards (800 - 1000 m)
Small, Large
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FEDERA is a crescent shaped shawl that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The ends are long enough to tie it with a knot. One of the sides of the triangle features a botanically-inspired border that evolves naturally during the knitting and gives the shawl its unusual shape.

What do I really love about this shawl? It´s perfect size and shape - it is made of two skeins of fingering weight yarn only (and at the end I had to weave in 4 ends!). Due to its asymmetrical shape, I didn´t have to handle hundreds of brioche stitches on my needles and above all pattern allows some mindless knitting to travel with … and I love to wear it!

Repetitive increases and decreases are only worked every 4 rows, giving the shawl its unusual shape. Using the light color applied I-cord is then worked across for a clean finish and if you are brave, make a double or even triple I-cord! You end up with a large, gentle curved feminine shawl. You will love it!

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So don´t be afraid of brioche knitting any longer. You don´t have to be. Directions are given for two sizes, additionally by changing needle size and gauge you can knit a smaller or larger size.

Small version 63” / 160cm wingspan length, 18”/45cm along center
Large version 79” / 200cm wingspan length, 22”/45cm along center
Measurements taken after blocking.
Small version LC - 440 yards / 400m , CC - 440 yards / 400m
Shown in handpainted BAERENWOLLE BAER Everyday Merino
(437 yards/ 100 grams, 400m /100g) in Blossom (LC) and Dire Wolf (CC)
Large version LC - 546 yards / 499 m, CC - 546 yards / 499m
Shown in Wollmeise Blend ( 70% Wool-Merino, 20% Goat-Cashmere, 10% Nylon) 546 yards/ 150g in Fuchsia (LC) and Admiral (CC)
You can use any other Fingering weight yarn.
Size 5 US / 3,5mm, 40” / 100cm circular needle
2 stitch marker, tapestry needle
16 sts, 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch after blocking
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