Flywheel by Rachel Molenaar


March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
775 - 850 yards (709 - 777 m)
74" tip to tip, 37" deep at spine
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This triangular shawl is worked from the top down. Flywheel begins with a garter-stitch tab and progresses through all stitch patterns with regular increases at the spine and both edges. The shawl is designed to be made with two skeins of fingering-weight yarn in complementary colorways (choose semi-solid or tonal colorways for best results). Clues alternate between the two colorways, resulting in broad stripes. Each clue features a different stitch pattern, with transitions between clues

Flywheel is part of the Clockwork Collection. Each of three shawls in the collection can be made with two 100-gram skeins of fingering weight yarn. Look for Cogwheel and Mainspring.

The sample for this shawl used 340 yards of Color 1, and 430 yards of Color 2. My test knitters had a considerable range of yardage used, from 300 to 450 for Color 1, and from 400 to 450 for Color 2. Therefore I am recommending a US#4 needle (instead of the #5 that I used, and my testers used). However, if you are a TIGHT knitter you may wish to use a #5 after all.