Hale-Bopp Shawl by Ambah O'Brien
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Hale-Bopp Shawl

January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 1110 yards (1006 - 1015 m)
one size
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Grab three gorgeous skeins of fingering weight yarn and
capture your very own comet in knitted form with Hale-
Bopp Shawl. Alternating lace, garter, and textured stitches allow you to play with colour and ensure the knitting never veers towards boring. An unusual construction results in a dramatic asymmetrical crescent with an elongated tail. Choose high contrast colours bright enough to light up the night sky or keep to neutrals for a more subdued look. Originally designed as a Mystery Knitalong, Hale-Bopp Shawl stands alone on
its own as a fun, interesting knit with easy wearability.

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Wingspan: 90” / 229cm
Width: 19”/ 48cm

Fingering weight / 4ply.
Main Colour (MC): 370 yd / 338 m
Contrasting Colour 1 (CC1): 370 yd / 338 m
Contrasting Colour 2 (CC2): 370 yd / 338 m
Sample Used: Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock (100%
Superwash Merino, 370 yd / 338 m per 100g skein)
Feather, Fall Festival, Dark Charcoal.

US 5 / 3.75mm long circular needles to hold a large
number of sts (shawl is worked flat)

6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn for
holding sts.

22 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch,
blocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project
but variations will affect yardage and final

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