flight times by Emily Connell

flight times

Knitting
July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 yards (1372 m)
one size
This pattern is available for $4.00.

Travel knitting at its best: when you can cast on during take off, and bind off while landing! This is one of those projects that is just mindless enough to take while traveling and yet it’s interesting enough that you won’t be bored. I designed this mainly to use up my odds and ends of Malabrigo Lace, which it did well: most of the colors use fewer than 300 yards of laceweight held double (which is fewer than the comparable 150 yards of dk, for those of you who are counting at home!).

This shawl combines multidirectional knitting, short rows, and strategically placed increases for a roughly triangle-shaped finished item. The pattern is written for dk gauge, and I’ve used lace held double, as in some of my other patterns. As with my other patterns, you can choose to work this in however many colors that you like, though it’s written specifically for 6 colors.

GAUGE
21 sts x 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch on size #5/3.75mm needle (OR whichever size you need to achieve gauge), with lace held double for dk gauge.

SIZE
one size:
pre-block measurements:
58”/147cm wingspan
19”/48cm spine depth

post-block measurements:
68”/172cm wingspan
20.5”/52cm spine depth

MATERIALS
yarn:
1600 yards/1463 meters of laceweight OR 800 yards/731 meters of dk yarn
Color A: Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein; color: 862 Piedras; 1 skein
Color B: Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein; color: 10 Pearl; 1 skein
Color C: Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein; color: 32 Jewel Blue; 1 skein
Color D: Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein; color: Sapphire Green; 1 skein
Color E: Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein; color: 96 Sunset; 1 skein
Color F: Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein; color: 204 Velvet Grapes; 1 skein

needles & notions:
1 20-inch (75-cm) US #5/3.75mm circ needle
3 st markers: two for marking center sts, and one for the short row sections
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends