Halcyon by Chelsea Berkompas

Halcyon

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
66" from wingtip to wingtip, 30" from center CO to center BO
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Halcyon is a word which means “happy, sunny and carefree” - the embodiment of summer days. This fun and flirty shawl is inspired by the magic of a colorful summer wildflower garden. It is lace-filled, lightweight, easy knitting at its best! An endless combination of different fingering weight yarns can be used to create a shawl that’s perfectly suited for your personal style! Try a colorful speckle yarn and a bright tonal yarn together - such as I have done with my sample - or substitute any number of variegated, solid, semi-solid or even self-striping yarns instead. This shawl is all about exploring your colorful creativity while enjoying carefree summer knitting!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • 66”, blocked, from wingtip to wingtip across the top of shawl
  • 30”, blocked, from center CO point to center BO

MATERIALS:
Main Color (MC): Knit Pick’s Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye
(80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polymide; 357 yards/100g): 1 skein in Turkish Delight.

Contrasting Color (CC): Knit Pick’s Hawthorne Speckle Handpaint
(80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polymide; 357 yards/100g): 1 skein in Confetti Speckle

  • Please note that you will use almost all the yardage for both colors- if you are substituting a different yarn, make sure you have at least 350 yards of each color or 700 yards total just to be safe!

TOOLS AND NOTIONS:

  • US size 5/ 3.75mm circular needles with at least a 32” cable length
  • yarn needle, stitch markers, blocking wires and pins

GAUGE:

  • 32 sts/ 48 rows = 4 inches, blocked in garter stitch