Ferris Wheel Shawl by Xandy Peters

Ferris Wheel Shawl

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 - 1400 yards (1097 - 1280 m)
60 x 30"
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MollyGirl Yarn has Ferris Wheel kits! Pick your yarns and colors to create your own combos.

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Each town on the Jersey shore has its own Ferris wheel. At night, they are lit up in a rainbow of colors, some even with animated light shows, and can be seen from miles away.

This shawl, worked in two colors is a representation of the flashing lights of the Ferris wheel. It is worked in striped tiers of short rows. These stripes are not just decorative, they actually provide the shaping which creates the semi circular shape of the shawl. This pattern takes color well, so consider knitting each tier in a different color.

The pattern has a helpful set of photos to show some of the techniques used to join the tiers, or you can watch these videos to learn about the techniques.

Errata: in row G of tiers 1, 2, and 3, switch to CC before beginning the row.

Finished Size: 60” (152cm) wide and 30” (76cm) deep half circle.
Yarn: Main Color: 1 skein Mollygirl Yarns Diva, 435 yards (398 m) per 100g.
Contrast Color: 2 skeins Mollygirl Yarns Bouncer, 435 yards (398 m) per 100g.
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 40” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 18 sts x 36 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.
Other Materials: Steamer, blocking surface, blocking wires, pins.

About the dyer
MollyGirl Yarn, based in Fair Lawn, NJ, is a unique dyer offering a wide range of yarns as well as hand knit accessories. Each base and color is named after a different musical term or song. In addition to a collection of standard and seasonal colors, the shop is always
stocked with one of a kind skeins perfect for extra special
accessories.
Visit www.MollyGirlYarn.com to shop or to see more about this New Jersey based yarn company.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters
Photos taken at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ.