Platinum or Gold? by Andrea Rangel

Platinum or Gold?

Knitting
April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with smaller needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 - 800 yards (503 - 732 m)
Version 1 (fingering): Wingspan: 43 in/109 cm; Version 2 (aran): Wingspan: 66 in/168 cm
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Talented yarnies can turn wool and dye into yarns that rival precious metals — bold and striking as gold or exquisite and gleaming as platinum. This shawl transforms those gorgeous yarns into your favourite adornment. The gold version is knit with a bigger, chunkier aran yarn while the platinum features a more delicate fingering weight. The simple lace pattern is even eye-catching in a variegated yarn. And of course, there’s no need to answer the question of “Platinum or Gold?” With how quickly this shawl knits up, you can easily make one of each!

Lace pattern is charted and written.

Finished Measurements
Version 1 (fingering):
Wingspan: 43 in/109 cm Depth at Center: 18 in/46 cm

Version 2 (aran):
Wingspan: 66 in/168 cm Depth at Center: 30 in/76 cm

Yarn
Version 1 (platinum):
550 yd/503 m fingering weight yarn

Shown in Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering (100% Cormo wool; 500 yd/457 m per 113 g skein); Color: Cumulus, 2 skeins

Version 2 (gold):
800 yd/732 m aran weight yarn

Shown in Spincycle Yarns Independence (100% American wool; 200 yd/183 m per 100g skein); Color: Greed, 4 skeins

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

Version 1 (fingering):
22 sts/36 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch

Version 2 (aran):
16 sts/28 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Suggested Size US 0/2 mm needle
Project is worked flat, but a circular needle 40 in/100 cm or longer may be helpful for managing a large number of stitches.

Version 1 (fingering):
Suggested Size US 4/3.5 mm needle

Version 2 (aran):
Suggested Size US 7/4.5 mm needle

stitch markers
tapestry needle
blocking wires, pins, and pinnable surface

Skills
garter tab (instructions given in pattern), picking up stitches, working lace from charted or written instructions (both included in pattern)