Kelp Shawl by Benjamin Krudwig
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Kelp Shawl

Knitting
October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
560 yards (512 m)
44" wide and 22" tall

Uniting a mix of fibers with a single color palette, the subtle variegation of this yarn creates a stunning ebb and flow of color with natural shadows and highlights. A simple-to-knit shawl lets the beautiful yarn take center stage.

At the conclusion of the first Interweave Yarn Fest in 2015, Benjamin looked at his fresh haul and noticed a color theme: sunny yellow Tencel, a lovely braid of a forest green Merino/ silk blend, and a springy green silk sliver. Pulling some “green flash” (holographic synthetic fiber) from his stash, he was ready to blend.

Designer Benjamin Krudwig

Finished Size 44” wide and 22” tall.

Fiber 5¼ oz 48% Merino/silk blend/36% Tencel/12% silk/3% flash in yellow-green.

Yarn 2-ply; 560 yd; 1817 ypp; 20 wpi; fingering weight.

Needles U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. While needle size is not critical for this project, it may affect the amount of yarn used.

Gauge 21 sts and 36 rows = 4” in St st.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.