Mixology by Casapinka


June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in garter before blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1500 yards (1372 m)
One size with directions to shorten it (for you petite people!)
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The “Mixology” shawl is a bit of magic. Like the alchemy of mixing drinks, foods, weaving etc. into an entirely new entity, so is knitting this shawl. You simply pick five colors that you like. Do not overthink it! You won’t be entirely sure what the new fabric will look like (see the hot pink and blue in the top photo? The purple between them is a mixture of the two - definitely not planned but what a showstopper!)

The surprise is part of the magic. Speckles, variegated, tonals and solids all mix wonderfully in this pattern, and the order isn’t really that important since the colors will all be combined with each other during the knitting of this shawl. If the colors are similar, it’s also fine: when you mix them with the half linen (woven) stitch, they become new colors and are not as predictable as you might think. I just went with what I loved and got something entirely new (it was winter and I wanted bright and happy summer colors.) Your design is yours alone - so wear it proudly! (And hey, guess what: It’s perfect for binge watching the new season of “House of Cards!”)

Color combination questions for Mixology can be posted here in the Casapinka Group. Feel free to help each other out!

Ingredients (colors shown in bottom photos)
5 skeins of fingering weight yarn (approximately 320 yards each), show in: Baah La Jolla
Top Shawl: Gold Rush, Falling in Love, Pink Promise (variegated pink), Glacier (blue), Maldives (aqua/teal) and
Second Shawl: Confetti Cake, Maldives, Blue Topaz, Baia, Over the Moon

Final Measurements 18” X 90” with instructions to make it shorter.

Planning your Shawl If you know my patterns, you know they aren’t difficult and this one is on the simple end of that. There is a worksheet at the left (and in the pattern) that you can use to plan your colors and keep track of them. Note that the borders are excluded because they use all of the colors.

Asymmetric rectangle (knit on the bias).

The pattern also contains directions for how to do swatches to see what new colors you might invent and how to make your shawl shorter.

Deutsche Anleitung in Vorbereitung!

Mixology ist eine asymmetrische Stola in Parallelogrammform, die in fünf verschiedenen Farben gestrickt wird.

Garn: Fünf Knäuel Baah La Jolla (100% Merinowolle Superwash, 400 Yards/110 g) in bevorzugter Farbkombination, im Bild:
Fb1 Gold Rush („Goldrausch“)
Fb2 Falling in Love („zum Verlieben“)
Fb3 Pink Promise („Pinkes Versprechen“, Pink Multi)
Fb4 Glacier („Eisberg“, Blau)
Fb5 Maldives („Malediven“, Türkis)

Eigene Farben können beliebig zusammengestellt werden. Die Anleitung enthält ein Arbeitsblatt, in dem vorhandene Farben notiert und Farbabschnitte geplant werden können.

Rundstricknadeln US 4/3.5 mm, 24 or 32” (60 oder 80 cm lang) und US 5/3.75 mm 24 or 32” (60 oder 80 cm lang) bzw andere zur Erzielung der Maschenprobe geeignete Stärke, Wollnadel zum Fädenverstechen

23 M = 10 cm (4 Zoll) in kraus rechts mit 3.75 mm (US5) Nadeln, ungespannt.

Fertige Größe: 18” [46 cm] tief und 95” [241 cm] lang, nach dem Spannen. Anweisungen zum Verkürzen sind in der Anleitung enthalten.