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Irida

Knitting
June 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 575 yards (411 - 526 m)
Small [Large] = 48”/ 122 cm [60”/ 152 cm] long at top edge; 22”/ 56 cm [26”/ 66 cm] height at center
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Irida (Greek for rainbow) is a simply constructed triangular shawl knit from the top down with a lacey chevron pattern and garter stitch bands that show off the color changes of an ombré yarn. The pattern is intuitive, perfect for those new to shawl knitting, and creates a lovely, wearable piece that puts your yarn on center stage. No one skein of ombré is the same, so this shawl is designed to be customizable. Specific instructions for a small and large size have been given, with notes on altering the pattern to suit your needs. And if you don’t have an ombré yarn on hand, the shawl would also be quite pretty made with different skeins in different colors, as long as they are the same weight.

Specific yarn requirements:
Small (Large)
450 yds/ 412 m (575 yds/ 526 m) of a sport weight yarn
Shown in ombré handspun (Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn, 100% Wool, 656 yds/ 600 m per 150g, in color EYY)
Shawl is easily modified to accommodate less or more yardage.

Gauge info:
Small (Large)
19 sts & 31 rows (16 sts & 27 rows) = 4”/ 10 cm in St st
19 sts & 34 rows (16 sts & 30 rows) = 4”/ 10 cm in Chevron Lace

Instructions for lace are provided in both written and charted form.

Technical editing by Tana Pageler.

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