Metamorphosis Shawl by Linda Wilgus
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Metamorphosis Shawl

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
580 yards (530 m)
one size
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Metamorphosis Shawl is a top-down, crescent-shaped shawl worked in three colors. Stripes change color in the center of the shawl, forming a zig-zag pattern while the colors alternate on each side. Metamorphosis: an abrupt change, in this case from one color yarn to the next. Just like its counterpart Metamorphosis Cardigan, this shawl is worked in a fingering weight yarn. The shawl is worked on a larger needle than the cardigan to create a light and airy shawl, perfect for cool summer evenings or to wear as a scarf once the weather gets colder.

If you like Metamorphosis Shawl you might also like Metamorphosis Cardigan, which has the same stripe pattern.

Length along top edge after blocking: 52 inches or 132cm.
Length along bottom edge after blocking: 78 inches or 198cm.
Depth from top edge to bottom edge at deepest point after blocking: 24.25 inches or 61.5cm.

Main color MC: Shibui Knits Staccato 70% superwash merino, 30% silk; 191yds/175m per 50g.; color: Ash; 2 skeins.
Contrasting color 1 CC 1: Shibui Knits Staccato 70% superwash merino, 30% silk; 191yds/175m per 50g.; color: Watermelon; 1 skein.
Contrasting color 2 CC 2: Shibui Knits Staccato with Nylon 65% superwash merino, 30% silk, 5% nylon; color: Dijon; 1 skein.

Fingering weight yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for the shawl pictured.

Approximate yardage:
Main color: 310yds or 285m.
Contrasting color 1: 135yds or 125m.
Contrasting color 2: 135yds or 125m.

29-inch (or larger) US #7/4.5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
1 stitch marker.
Darning needle.

16 sts/26 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10cm) in stockinette stitch AFTER BLOCKING. Gauge is not crucial for this project, however, to get the dimensions of the shawl pictured it is best to obtain gauge.

Garter tab cast on.

The shawl is worked from the top down, with increases on the edges to create the shape.

At the center, when you change from the MC to one of the CC yarns and vice versa, in order to prevent a gap from forming where you change colors you have to twist the yarn the way you do in intarsia knitting.