Red Contemplation by Katrin Schubert

Red Contemplation

Knitting
February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 - 760 yards (686 - 695 m)
One size
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A delicate but quick to work crescent shaped shawl that´s perfect for layering as the nights are still cool. Starting at the centre top, using simple knit and purl stitches. Cables emerge from the stocking stitch background and create a 3-dimensional pattern with a beautiful texture and drape that is casual enough for everyday wear.

RED CONTEMPLATION is a generous fingering-weight shawl with harmonic flow and a sophisticated crescent shape. Yardage requirements are two skeins of a semi-solid fingering-weight yarn.

Its symmetrical shape is achieved by working simple increases at the beginning and end of each row and inside the pattern too. Pattern starts with a section of stockinette stitches, followed by a contemplative cable section. The bottom edge is made of knit and purl stitches which create lovely pleats. If desired, wash and lay flat to dry, fixing the shape of the point with blocking pins. Stretch out top edge to create a shallower shawl than a half circle.

MEASUREMENTS
72” (185cm) long an 18” (45cm) deep
YARN
Altogether approximately 840 yards / 760m of Fingering weight / 4 ply yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light ( 100 % Merino, Fingering 420 yards / 384 m) in Tart
NEEDLES
US 4 / 3,5mm circular needle, 40” (100cm) long
NOTIONS
2 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking tools
GAUGE
19 sts, 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
TECHNIQUES
cast on, k, kfb, yo, 3/3LC, 3/3RC, M1p