Firn Shards by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

Firn Shards

December 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One Size
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Firn (feern) is a German word for old snow. It is ice that is at an intermediate stage between snow and glacial ice. This shawl is the perfect display of new, lighter freshly fallen snow and the harder, older condensed snow that exists on the tops of mountains.

This shawl is knit using a single strand of fingering weight to evoke the light, airiness of fresh snow in parts of the shawl and held doubled to convey the solidity of the harder, older snow beneath the new. The juxtaposition of the sections upon each other make for a super squishy and soft shawl to drape around your neck.

Size: 68 inches along top edge X 13 inches along center line. This is the blocked sample and as such, due to blocking differences, gauge differences, and knitter’s preferences, your shawl may be a different size.

Recommended Yarn: 2 colors of semi-solid to solid to slightly variegated fingering weight yarn. Single ply yarns are PERFECT for this pattern and add that extra touch of squish to the shawl.

Yardage: Color A: 400 yds/ 366 m; Color B: 400 yds/ 366m

Needles: 32” US size 8 / 5.0 mm circular needles

Gauge: 4.5 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 8/5.0 mm needles with yarn held doubled - blocked.

Notions: 2 Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

Yarn used in Sample: Spartickes Dyes New Palladino Sock in the Yuletide colorway.