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Hummingbird Charm is a lace shawl in two sizes, knit in one piece from the center-top outward. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.
Starting on 6/22/11, Twisted Fiber Art will be offering kits on their website that will include enough yarn to knit Hummingbird Charm. The pattern is written in two sizes; perfect for either a single or double evolution. You can find out more information on the kit at their website here.
This design and amazing colorway were both inspired by the photo of an Anna’s Hummingbird taken by Jose Yee, My Shot. The color proportions are tweaked by Twisted Fiber Art specially for this triangle shawl.
To utilize as much yarn as possible in a Twisted Fiber Art Evolution, Chart 3 may be ended at any of 4 different places. The Edging Chart has 4 different variations to correspond to each of the ending places.
Written and charted instructions are included.
Approx. 340 to 530 yards of fingering weight yarn – Testers used anywhere from 320 to 560 yards, depending on gauge
Shawls knit with Hummingbird Evolution used:
Small: Twisted Fiber Art Arial Evolution 100% merino with 340 yards/70 grams – 340 yards/70 grams used
Large: Twisted Fiber Art Tasty Evolution 80% merino/10%Cashmere/10% Nylon blend with 265 yards/70 grams – 511 yards/135 grams used
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers for marking center stitch and edgings
1 size 6 (4.0 mm), 24-inch circular or longer if preferred for fingering weight
Small: 45.5” across top by 21” down spine
Large: 59” across top by 26” down spine
25 sts/37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on size 6 needles with fingering weight yarn
Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage
Please note: if you are using a single evolution, you will need to check gauge to make sure that you stay within the 70 grams for the small version.