POPstripes by Jennifer Dassau


July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in slipstitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 870 yards (366 - 796 m)
90” length and 24” depth
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From light to dark and dark to light, two gradient yarn sets move across one another in reversing waves of color. Using just knit, purl and simple slipped stitches, lines of colorful stripes with exploding POPS sweep along this asymmetric bias shawl, and finish with a gradient stripe edging.

A special thank you to Tanis at String Theory, for the inspiration she provided with her beautiful gradients; you can check out all of the lovely gradient combinations that are available online at String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, slipped stitches, increasing/decreasing. Instructions are fully written, with a chart also provided for the slipstitch.

Size: 90” length and 24” depth.

Yarn: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Reversing Falls Gradient Pack (100% superwash merino; 435 yards/398m/100g), 2 packs of five colors each; shown in Fog (A) and Rugosa (B). The sample used almost all of the yarn; see Designer’s Notes for suggestions on adjusting for different yardage.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 30 rows/4” in POPstripes pattern, 20 st and 40 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

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