King Tide by Faye Kennington
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King Tide

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in lace st pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1100 yards (914 - 1006 m)
The inner edge of this crescent shaped shawl measures 67”/170cm, the outer edge is approximately 106”/269cm and at its deepest point, it’s 14¼”/36cm wide.
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At the time that I was creating this shawl, Ucluelet’s
black rocky bluffs were being pounded by 31 ft/9.5m
waves, hurricane force winds and king tides. There was
a super blue blood moon, power outages and a 3:00 am
tsunami warning evacuation. The beauty and depth of
these blue hues paired with the dark and magical black
lace is a fitting homage to the wild power of the Pacific
coast in winter.

Two strands are held together throughout this project; it’s
perfect for melding an array of mini-skeins. Pre-order a kit
directly from the talented dyer, Polka Dot Sheep, that made
the sample yarns here. Free US shipping.

The inner edge of this crescent shaped shawl measures
67”/170cm, the outer edge is approximately
106”/269cm and at its deepest point, it’s 14¼”/36cm
wide. Size will vary with gauge, which isn’t critical.

Materials:
• 1 skein Polka Dot Sheep PDS Tenderfoot 80/20, 80%
merino/20% nylon; 400y/366m; 100g/3.5 oz. in
Winter Raven (MC), and;
• 8 skeins Polka Dot Sheep PDS Tenderfoot Minis
80/20, 80% merino/20% nylon; 100y/91m; 25g/0.9
oz in Depths (CC1), Avalanche Gorge (CC2), Glacier Lake (CC3), Cornice (CC4), Grand Prismatic (CC5), No
Name (CC6), Platinum (CC7) and Scenic Byway (CC8).

Note: A total of 640y/585m; 160g/5.64 oz of mini-skeins were used directly in the making of the sample,
approximately 80y/73m; 20g/0.7 oz of each of the 8 colours. The remaining mini-skein yardage was used for
swatching the desired colour gradation.

Tools:
US 8 (5mm) 40”/100cm circular needle or size necessary to obtain gauge; 18 stitch markers (optional); tapestry
needle; and a medium-size crochet hook.

Gauge:
16 sts/36 rows over 4”/10cm in main body stitch pattern (page 2) with yarn held double, blocked.
13 sts/20 rows over 4”/10cm in lace stitch pattern (pages 3-4) with yarn held double, blocked.

Abbreviations:
CC – Contrast Colour
Inc – Increase
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together (right leaning single
decrease)
Kfb – In next st: k1 in front loop, k1 in back loop
(single increase)
Kyok – In next st: k1, yo, k1 (double increase)
MC – Main Colour
P – Purl
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right side
Sm(s) – Stitch marker(s)
SSK – Slip, slip, knit (left leaning single decrease)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side
Wyib – With yarn in back
YO – Yarn over (single increase)