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Flaming kerchief

Atelier Madame Butterfly
Knitting
March 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Width 44“ / 112 cm Depth 16.5“/ 42 cm at center point
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A stylish small size shoulder shawl will be a great colorful addition to your wardrobe.
This shawl begins at the center and is worked outward to the edging. Working increases at both ends of every row creates a heart shaped shawl which is easy to wear as a scarf.
Wear your Flaming kerchief as a traditional shawl thrown over your shoulders with the little black dress, or drape it around your neck with the center point up front or at the side and it will become a great accessory to your casual look.

This design was inspired by flickering flames of the holiday candles.
My goals for this design were:
a. Make a small shawl shaped so it could be worn as a scarf.
b. Use only one skein of fingering weight yarn (100 gr).
c. Incorporate some cable elements into the design making a unique border.

Both written row-by-row instructions and fully charted instructions provided.

Finished measurements
Finished size reflects measurements after blocking.
Width 44“ / 112 cm
Depth 16.5“/ 42 cm at center point

Materials
1 skein Alpha B Yarn BFF B sock 100% Superwash merino approx. 400 yards per 100 gr
The yarn may be substituted with any fingering weight yarn.

Needles
US #3/ 3.25 mm circular needle, 24” or longer
US #5/ 3.75 mm circular needle, 24” or longer

Notions
Cable needle
Stitch marker(s) – at least one to mark the center st
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 sts = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with US #3/ 3.25 mm needles after blocking
20 stitches = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with US #5 / 3.75 mm needles after blocking

If you’ll have a question, please feel free to drop me a note.