Peer Pressure by Celia McAdam Cahill

Peer Pressure

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
gauge is not critical for this pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
one size
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Peer Pressure is a shawlette/scarf that is worked from side to side in one piece, using one skein of fingering weight yarn, based on a simple formula.

First, you weigh your yarn. Then you work your increases until you have worked up 45% of the yarn weight (or half the desired length, whichever happens first), then begin the center ruffle and decreases. This ensure you will always have enough yarn to finish your project.

While the design here is a one-skein fingering weight project, feel free to experiment with other weights and yardages, or maybe your own handspun?

Because the shaping is based on a formula, gauge is not critical, and you can make this shawlette your own!

Sample finished measurements:
Anzula Luster: 13.5” x 65”/33.75cm x 162.5 cm
Tosh Merino Light: 14” x 68”/35cm x 170 cm

The name of this pattern results from the urging of my knitting group, the Fox and Goose Knitters, to write up the pattern for that scarf I was wearing. A special thanks to my wonderful test knitters Tracie, Fredi, Nancy, Susan, and Mary.