Moonstruck by Laura Aylor
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June 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1390 yards (1271 m)
one - 18 x 58" (approximately)
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I met Diana in Rome, walking somehow soundlessly on cobblestones, wearing raw white silk and holding a bundle that looked like moonlight rolled into itself.

She was the kind so silent with poise that speech seems rude somehow—so I did not speak at all, but stopped and breathed more quietly.

As she spun she shook out the bundle at her side and, in one motion, draped it across her shoulders and across her chest. The rectangle of fabric seemed to phosphoresce, lit as it was by three colors stairstepped diagonally across its width, and another bordering those, letting the garment blend gracefully into night. And she smiled right at me, and turned again, and continued with her night walk.

She never told me her name—never spoke at all—but I knew it as a person knows anything true.

Revisiting the rectangular stole - a bit shorter than All the Shades of Truth but easily modified to be a different length. The middle is worked first using intarsia and then the two borders are knit on in the round.

A word about yardage - I’ve suspected this for a long time, but it became very apparent during the Sunstruck KAL that yardage used for garter stitch items varies wildly from knitter to knitter. My theory is that we tend to measure our gauge differently because garter stitch is so very stretchy. I’ve tried to give good estimates with a reasonable bit of padding. In that same vein - a word about measurements: once again due to garter stitch’s stretchiness, once it’s off the blocking board and being worn, it will tend to grow a bit lengthwise/shrink a bit widthwise.

Estimated yardage requirements:
Color 1 (cobalt blue in sample) - 275 yards
Color 2 (light grey in sample) - 420 yards (includes thin inner border)
Color 3 (darker grey in sample) - 275 yards
Color 4 (dark blue in sample) - 420 yards (outer border only)

Video on doing garter stitch intarsia - linky