Mischievous Tricky by Yuki H.S.

Mischievous Tricky

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette St (Wet Blocked)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
350 - 600 yards (320 - 549 m)
Small/Large, Customizable
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This is a fundraising Pattern for my late brother, Mino (1971-2004).

“Mischievous Tricky” is an asymmetrical boomerang-shaped shawl with seven stripes. There are many “mischiefs” in this simple garter stitch shawl--the first half and the second half are not identical, the increase and decrease edges are not identical, yet the one side of the shawl has a consistent picot edging. Seven stripes gradually increase in a contrasting color and the shawl ends with the contrasting color. Why 7 stripes? Mino’s birthday is in July.

Mino was mischievous.

Tricky is one of Mino’s favorite trip hop musicians. His album “Maxinquaye” was mentioned in Mino’s Ph.D. thesis and his first and last book “Gurindji Journey” as one of his favorite albums in the author’s acknowledgement: “…I played it a hundred times while driving, reading, thinking, and writing.”

Skills required: k, k2tog, kfb, sl1wyif, yo

Large: (130 picot)
Finished size: (Spray blocked) – 65” wingspan (67” along the picot edging side) x 16” width at the half way point (165cm/170cm x 40.6cm)
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (Fingering/4 ply, 100% Merino, 395 yards) - (MC) French Grey 82g/approximately 325 yards/300m, (CC) Morning Dove 58g/230 yards/210m used
Needle: Size US 5 (3.75mm)
Gauge (Spray blocked): 11 sts and 10 rows = 2”/5cm in Garter st.

Small: (100 picot)
Finished size:(Wet blocked) – 62” wingspan x 14.5” width at the half way point (157cm x 37cm)
Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarn, Milburn 4-ply (85% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 15% Silk, 50g/200m/218 yards) - (MC) Night Sky - 43g/188 yards/172m, (CC) Rust - 31g/135 yards/124m
Needle: Size US 4 (3.5mm)
Gauge (Wet blocked): 9 sts and 9 rows = 2”/5cm in Garter st.

Possible color combinations for Eden Cottage Yarn, Milburn-4 ply are here (Scroll down for the pictures).

The pattern includes instructions for making adjustments in the size based on the yardage of your skeins.

All the proceeds of this pattern will be donated to the Minoru Hokari Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Australian National University. My late brother, Minoru Hokari (“Mino” 1971-2004) died of cancer at the age of 32. The scholarship fund supports young scholars who study Indigenous Australians through fieldwork. We are trying to fully fund it to achieve its perpetuity. Please help.

Please visit Being Connected with HOKARI MINORU to meet Mino.