Frida by Hiroko Fukatsu

Frida

Knitting
May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light lace-blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
580 yards (530 m)
62" wingspan and 20½" height at center spine
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“This shawl is easy to knit with a simple lace pattern. I called the shawl “Frida”, because the geometrical patterns and the loop fringes give a folk atmosphere, and using the deep red color of Homemade Jam remind me of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The shawl – knitted with fingering weight Loft – is very lightweight and compact; you can wear it casually and it is easy to carry around.” − Hiroko Fukatsu


MATERIALS
Approximately 580 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Homemade Jam

GAUGE
Finished Gauge:
22 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light lace-blocking (with slight stretch)

NEEDLES
One 32” long or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
62” wingspan and 20½“ height at center spine

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.