Quadratic by David O'Kelly

Quadratic

Knitting
August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (after gentle blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
567 yards (518 m)
one size (140cm / 55 inches) wingspan by 63cm (25 inches) drop)
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This simple, squishy garter stitch shawl makes perfect TV/travel knitting, and has plenty of scope for playing with colour - keep it simple or mix it up. It is also great for using up scraps of leftover yarn, as the stripes require only tiny quantities.

Size:
4ply / fingering version
140cm (55 in) wingspan x 63cm (25 in) depth, blocked

DK version
160cm (64 in) wingspan x 63cm (25 in) depth, blocked

Materials:
4ply / fingering version
Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton (4ply/Fingering; 80% Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 350m/380yds per 100g skein)
Shade (MC): Steel; 2 x 100g skeins
Note the shawl uses approximately 150g (520m / 567 yds) and approximately 3g (12m / 13yds) of each contrast colour

Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland 4ply (formerly known as BFL Sock) (4ply/Fingering; 100% Bluefaced Leicester; 400m/436yds per 100g skein)
Shade (CC1): Rust; 1 x 20g skein
Shade (CC2): Autumn; 1 x 20g skein
Shade (CC3): Winter Sunset; 1 x 20g skein
Shade (CC4): Harvest Gold; 1 x 20g skein
Shade (CC5): Natural; 1 x 20g skein

DK version
Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell (DK; 100% baby Alpaca; 100m/109yds per 50g skein)
(MC): 5 x 50g skeins
(CC): 1 x 50g skein

Needles and Accessories:
4ply / fingering version
4mm (US 6) straight needle or circular needle, 60cm (24in) length or size needed to attain correct gauge

DK version
4.5mm (US 7) straight needle or circular needle, 60cm (24in) length or size needed to attain correct gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge:
4ply / fingering version
21 sts and 42 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter stitch after gentle blocking

DK version
19 sts and 37 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter stitch after gentle blocking