Germinate aka TTL Mystery Shawl 2013 by Kirsten Kapur

Germinate aka TTL Mystery Shawl 2013

June 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
660 - 700 yards (604 - 640 m)
One Size 60" wide x 24" deep
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Germinate is worked in three-colors from the top down. It has a shape similar to a half-pi, but is actually a half-octagon. This shape is created with 4 wedge shaped sections.

Choosing Yarns:
This is a three color shawl.
Solid or semi solid colors are best. This shawl has patterning that will be lost with heavily variegated yarns.

I used a sport weight yarn for my sample, but a fingering weight yarn will also work. Be sure to allow extra yarn for differences in yarn put up and gauge.

This shawl is worked from the top edge down and out. It starts with a garter tab cast on, which is described in the pattern. There are also many excellent on-line tutorials and You Tube videos for this technique.

Skills Needed:
Working flat, yarn over increases, decreases, picking up sts, binding off, blocking.

Both charts and written instructions are included.

Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 60” (152 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) deep

Yarn: Plucky Knitter Traveler, 65 % merino, 20% silk, 15% yak, 325 yds pe skein,
Color A: Medieval - 1 skein
Color B: Icey Audrey - 1 skein
Color C: Chlorophyll - 1 skein

The sample shawl used approximately:
160 yds of A
180 yds of B
325 yds of C

I recommend that you allow extra yarn to account for slight differences in gauge and yarn put up.- NOTE: For Color C I used almost the entire skein. I recommend having extra yarn on hand just in case.

Needles: US 6 (4mm) 24 or 30” circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 16 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette St--blocked, always take the time to check gauge

Other Materials: stitch markers, tapestry needle