Mombasa by Asja Janeczek
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November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1120 - 1160 yards (1024 - 1061 m)
one size
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Mombasa is a triangular shawl, worked entirely in garter stitch, from the center towards the edges. Clever construction allows you to create an unusual and asymmetrical stripe pattern. An endless knit stitch makes this pattern great travel knit or a holiday knit.

Choose 2 fingering or lace weight yarns in contrasting colours, or, as presented in the sample, mix both weights (lace and fingering) to create a warm and airy colourful fabric.

Mombasa is a great pattern to play with colours. You can use 2 contrasting colours, as presented in the sample, or more (for example each Contrasting Colour stripe / Main Colour stripe worked in a different colour). Number of possibilities is endless and depends only on your creativity and mood.

600 m {656 yards} of fingering or lace weight yarn in MC (main colour)
450 m {492 yards} of fingering or lace weight yarn in CC (contrasting colour)
Sample was made from:
MC: Silky Singles from The Uncommon Thread (70% Superwash Merino Wool, 30% Silk), 400 m {437 yards}/ 100g skein, colour: Salty Air
CC: Glamour from Welthase (55% Bluefaced Leicester Wool (BFL), 45% silk), 600m {656 yards} / 100g skein, colour: Lipstick

SIZES: one size

25 sts x 38 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm {4” x 4”} in garter stitch after blocking, with 3.25 mm {US 3} circular needle.

Change the needle size to obtain the gauge.

The gauge is not crucial for this project, but big differences will affect the measurements of the finished garment and the yardage requirements.

2 at least 37” long cables with 2 end stoppers and 1 set of interchangeable circular needles in size 3.25 mm {US 3} or 2 circular needles with a cable at least 37” long (each) in size 3.25 mm {US 3}

 13 yarn markers made of waste yarn to control the number of stitches when cast on
 Crochet hook in size similar to needles (to BO)
 4 stitch markers
 blocking wires or blocking pins

SKILLS: Judy’s magic CO, basic increases, short rows.