Krafla by Ursa Major Knits


April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 28 rows = 2 inches
in Garter
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
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The Krafla shawlette was inspired by pictures I saw of Icelandic volcanos. The vibrant colors of Colinette’s Jitterbug reflect the contrast between the hot lava and the ashen ground. You don’t need to mimic these hues of course. But there are some things to consider when choosing your yarn.

For the Krafla shawlette you need two contrasting yarns.They can be two solids or semi solids, two very different variegated colors, or one solid / semi solid combined with one variegated. Knock yourself out and play with all the options. You don’t even need the same amount of yarn, however both yarns need to be of the same weight and the swatch should be identical. I tried various slightly different yarn weights and ended up frogging my project. In the end I chose two skeins of Colinette Jitterbug: Fire and Slate. One skein of each of at least 3.5oz/100g will do, but you can always knit a larger Krafla shawlette.

The Krafla is a mindless knit after you got the knack of the principle. I will guide you through the first parts with charted and written instructions followed by the instructions for the general principle. As always you will find photo tutorials for everything beyond the basic knitting techniques at the end of the pattern.

Happy knitting
Ursa Major