Plumpy by Andrea Mowry

Plumpy

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over garter stitch knit flat, after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
935 - 1039 yards (855 - 950 m)
2
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Garter and brioche will always be my go-to ingredients for creating my favorite shawls to knit and wear! This shawl works up gorgeously in either Sport or DK weight yarn and using 3 to 4 colors for a deliciously squishy shawl to wrap up in! I always chat with my brioche students about how, as tactile knitters, we love to squish things! Nothing is more plump for squishing and wrapping up in then brioche and garter!

SIZES
3 Color Sport -Wingspan -75”/190.5 cm; Center Depth - 22”/56 cm
(4 Color DK - Wingspan -86”/218.5 cm; Center Depth - 24”/61 cm)

YARN:
Sport Weight (3 colors) - Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Singles
A - 285 m/95 g; 1 skein Ferrum
B - 300 m/100 g; 1 skein DRK
C - 270 m/90 g; 1 skein Copper Penny

DK Weight (4 colors) - Hedgehog Fibres Alpaca DK
A - 225 m/100 g; 1-2 skeins (see note) Parklife
B - 340 m/150 g; 2 skeins UFO
C - 160 m/70 g; 1 skein Piggy Bank
D - 225 m/100 g; 1 skein Sorbet
(Note: I used 10-15% less yardage than what is listed for my samples. We all knit very differently and you may have different results. Color A is the one I have recieved feedback on of possibly running low. If this is a concern for you, I recommend buying an extra skein and checking both your Garter and Brioche gauges after blocking.)

NEEDLES
US 5 (7)/3.75 (4.5) mm - 32”/80 cm circular recommended

NOTIONS
Stitch marker
Locking stitch marker
Tapestry Needle

GAUGE
20 (18) sts & 44 (40) rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over garter stitch, after blocking;
19.5 (20) sts & 28 (22) rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over garter stitch, after blocking

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Knitting
Purling
Increasing
Decreasing
Two-color Brioche
Brioche Increases and Decreases
Sliding stitches
Sideways shawl shaping