January Skies by Melanie Berg
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January Skies

Knitting
June 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1086 yards (993 m)
83" [211 cm] wingspan and 20" [51 cm] deep
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Soft, mysterious and ever-changing—just like the skies on a January morning, five gradient colorways of Chickadee play their beautiful game. A few rows of bobble stitches add visual interest and keep the knitting entertaining, while the generous shape of the finished piece makes it easy to style and wear.

yarn
chickadee / 2 skeins peacock 109 (A) / 1 skein each: frost 103 (B); aleutian 148 (C); belize 139 (D); bird’s egg 106 (E) / Note: Sample used almost all of colors B and E. Consider purchasing an extra skein of each to ensure you don’t run out.

needles
47” circular in size US 6 / 4 mm

notes
Shawl is knitted flat from the bottom up with different rates of increase at each edge, resulting in an asymmetrical shape.

skills required
Long-tail cast on (link provided), bobbles, increasing, decreasing.