Level by Nancy Whitman
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Level

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
680 - 1120 yards (622 - 1024 m)
Small (Large) Shawl: 48½ (63)” [123 (160) cm] wide by 17¼ (22)” [43.5 (56) cm] deep
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Wrap up in a light and cozy triangular shawl with bold, effective color play. Level uses the intarsia technique to establish overlapping partial stripes and color blocking. Only two colors interact at once, so this pattern is a good way to gain confidence at the technique. German short rows alter the geometry of the lower edge to create new triangles. Choose the small size to warm your shoulders or the larger dimensions if you want to bundle up. Both versions use three colors of Loft — a light, a bright, and a dark shade will produce a high contrast Level, while more closely related hues will yield a more nuanced effect.

Yardage

Fingering weight wool in the following approximate amounts for Small (Large) shawl:

380 (595) yards Color 1 (C1)
140 (250) yards Color 2 (C2)
160 (275) yards Color 3 (C3)

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams)
2 (3) skeins of Color 1 (C1)
1 skein each of Color 2 (C2) and Color 3 (C3)

Small shawl photographed in colors Fossil (C1), Cinnabar (C2), and Cast Iron (C3)
Large shawl photographed in colors Fossil (C1), Woodsmoke (C2), and Sweatshirt (C3)

Note: Larger sample used almost all of one skein of C3. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein for safety due to variations in individual work.

Gauge

22 stitches & 48 rows = 4″ in garter stitch, after blocking

Needles

One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Finished Dimensions

Small (Large) Shawl
48½ (63)” / 123 (160) cm wide
17¼ (22)” / 43.5 (56) cm deep
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
Intarsia Method
Short Rows: German Method

Skill Level

4 out of 5