Fireflies Rising Shawlette by Helen Stewart

Fireflies Rising Shawlette

Knitting
March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette using 4mm (US 6) needles after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Small (Medium)
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“Now, from the thick grass, the fireflies? begin to rise:?
up, then down, then up again:
?lit on the ascending flight,?
drifting simultaneously to the same height,
?–exactly like the bubbles in champagne.”

A Cold Spring by Elizabeth Bishop

Fireflies Rising captures the light and renewal that comes with the longer days and lingering evenings of spring. Warm sun and buzzing bees. Colourful, delicately scented blossoms everywhere. Life and sparkle wherever you look. Otherworldly magic happening right in our own backyard. Crescent shaped, with a simple and wonderfully effective lace pattern, this is a versatile design to delight new shawl knitters and experienced makers alike. Ideal for gift knitting or as a treat to yourself, it can be worn over the shoulders with a floral dress or around the neck as a scarf to ward off those sometimes chilly spring breezes.

This classic Curious Handmade pattern now comes with two sizes! The original shawlette is still here: a quick, easy, one-skein accessory. I’ve also created a brand new medium size version, perfect if you love a larger shawl and enjoy a longer, leisurely knit. Fireflies Rising makes perfect holiday knitting: pour yourself a glass of something cool and sparkling, cast on a pretty new shawl, and watch the sun go down from your back porch.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Small

Approx. 140cm (55”) diameter across straight top edge
33cm (13”) neck to bottom edge

Medium
Approx. 183cm (72”) diameter across straight top edge
46cm (18”) neck to bottom edge

YARN
Small

travelknitter Tanami 50% baby camel, 50% silk, 400m/440yds
per skein
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Midnight Fireflies

OR
The Wool Kitchen Merino Silk 50/50 4 ply fingering 50%
Merino 50% Silk, 400m/440yds per skein
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Dancing Fireflies

OR
100g of fingering weight yarn totalling approx. 400m/440yds

Medium
Colour A

The Wool Kitchen Merino Silk 50/50 4 ply fingering 50%
Merino 50% Silk, 400m/440yds per skein
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Dancing Fireflies

Colour B
travelknitter Tanami 50% baby camel, 50% silk, 400m/440yds
per skein
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Midnight Fireflies

OR
200g of fingering weight yarn totalling approx. 800m/880yds

NEEDLES
3.75mm (US 5), 100cm (40”) long circular needles
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size toobtain gauge)

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
19 sts/33 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after
blocking