Pulakaumaka (Obsession) by Antje Gillingham
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Pulakaumaka (Obsession)

Knitting
January 2017
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
494 yards (452 m)
Approx 65” wide at neck edge and 22” long at center back (excluding fringe)

Pulakaumaka means Obsession in Hawaiian… and giving the pattern this name was a no-brainer because I worked on the model day and night. In fact, I could barely stop for any reason! I was obsessed. I’m not sure whether it was the rhythmic knitting of the seed stitch, or the way the delicious hand dyed yarn splashed its color across the shawl as it grew, I just could not put it down and ended up finishing within a couple of days. For me, the fringe adds a bit of nostalgia. I love it and it suits my style quite well. But if you don’t like fringe just leave it off! The knit edge will curl inward and give the shawl a clean finish.

Skill Level: Easy

Special techniques include: K1f&b, M1. All technique instructions are supported with illustrations and/or photos.

Sizes: Approx 65” wide at neck edge and 22” long at center back (without fringe)

Materials Needed: Circular Knitting Needle: US 8 (5 mm) - 24″ (60 cm) long; 14 stitch markers ; tapestry needle.

Gauge in seed stitch: 21 sts = 4”

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