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Pop Spots

Knitting
December 2012
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
17 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in Pop Spot stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
411 - 686 yards (376 - 627 m)
Small and Large
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English and French versions.

This is a crescent shaped shawl with pop-out spots.
Only one colour is worked at a time, stitches are then dropped to create the spots and texture.
It can be worked in a wide vareity of yarns in different gauges. A lace yarn with large needles like the Tvinni example gives a delicate drapy shawl. A fingering or dk weight yarn knit more closely (not such a large needle) is great for snuggling in to. This would also be a good choice for self striping and handspun yarns; giving many different colours of spots with little effort.
Alternatively, use left over yarns to work each row of spots and a solid colour for the background, to tie them together.

Listed below are approximate yarn requirements for a light fingering yarn.

Small
Body (MC) 170m/186yds Spots (CC) 130m/142yds Edging (CC) 150m/164yds

Large
Body (MC)250m/273yds Spots (CC) 250m/273yds Edging (CC) 230m/251yds

Sizes:
Large: Wingspan; 200cm, depth 50cm
Small: Wingspan; 165cm, depth 40cm

There is a tutorial here for how-to make the spots pop.
There is also lots of discussion and links to videos on the Pop Spots KAL.

Thank you to Christine73 for the French Translation and
Knittingtastic for tech editing.