Phosphoro by Hilary Smith Callis


April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
930 yards (850 m)
Finished measurements: 67”/ 170 cm wingspan; 26”/ 66 cm height at center
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Simple, soothing garter stitch meets stripes and fun colors. We’ve heard this story before. But Phosphoro combines the well-known and well-loved garter stripe duo with an interesting construction that creates the perfect triangular shawl shape and intersecting lines. Because there are no stitch or row-count-specific patterns to worry about, Phosphoro is very easily modified to suit any weight of yarn, and instructions are included in the pattern to make those mods as simple as can be. Grab a set of four colors – neons, neutrals, gradient, anything – and have fun creating and wearing this simple and striking wrap.

Specific yarn requirements:
The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 390 yds/ 357 m per 101g); 1 skein each of Bashful/pink (C1), Lightning Bug/neon green (C2), Twill/natural (C3), and Corduroy/ green (C4)
Or, 4 colors of fingering weight yarn: 380 yds/ 350 m of C1, 150 yds/ 135m of C2, 100 yds/ 90 m of C3, and 300 yds/ 275 m of C4

Also shown slightly modified in Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran in French Laundry (C1), Haberdasher (C2), Registry (C3), and Stone’s Throw (C4) on US 9/ 5.5mm needles. Finished measurements: 68.75”/ 174.5 cm wingspan and 26.5”/ 67.5 cm height at center.

US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

21 sts & 36 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch
Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished shawl as well as yarn requirements.

Technical editing by Tana Pageler.

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