Hybrid Vigour by Mary-Anne Mace

Hybrid Vigour

March 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.6 mm
800 - 850 yards (732 - 777 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.

Hybrid Vigour is my response to the never-ending problem of shawl ends slithering off my shoulder and back around to the front.

Hybrid Vigour is a shawl-poncho that begins and ends as a regular triangular shawl knitted flat, but in the middle the two edges are knitted together. An improved combination of shawl-poncho, Hybrid Vigor will stay put. It still has the drapey ends we all love in a shawl, and those loose ends combined with its asymmetrical shape make it a little less poncho-like.

The lace motifs are relatively easy, and beads are optional. Knit in a gradient dyed fiber/yarn gives the piece a sense of drama, but it’s equally as pretty in a solid color. Rage no more fellow Knitters, I give you, the Shoncho!

And just in case you still love tossing those ends elegantly over your shoulder this hybrid is easily converted into a regular triangular shawl knit flat - instructions can be found on my blog.

Errata: Charts corrected on Knitty website 19/3/15

Chart A: all k3tog should be sk2p.
Chart C, rows 4 & 5: The 2 YO, 2 SSK symbols and the place bead symbol on right hand side of chart should not be there. The two sides of the chart should be a mirror image.*