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Rigoles

Knitting
May 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
656 - 875 yards (600 - 800 m)
medium to large, modifiable
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If you like the fluid, organic look of Swing Knitting but are not yet ready to learn the nitty gritty of the technique this might be the pattern for you.

It is not a long pattern with exhaustive written instructions, neither is it a formula requiring you to think to much :)

It is somewhere in between.

The pattern pages only take up 3 pages. Everything is spelled out but it is neither completely mindless knitting nor something you need to concentrate hard on (like some lace).

Two sizes are given - one for aran/worsted weight yarn and one for fingering weight yarn. Both yield a nice size shawl you can wrap up in.

It is easy to change the size. By using the aran figures with fingering weight yarn you can get a smaller shawl and by using the fingering weight figures with aran yarn you can get a very large shawl. You could use any weight of yarn with any of the figures and the size would change accordingly (as will the yarn requirements).

You require 2 different yarns. 400g in total of aran or 200g of fingering. It works well if one of the yarns is graduated or a long colour change yarn but you can use two solids or indeed use scraps and start a completely different yarn each time you change colour. So it could be a stash buster.

No need for a gauge swatch just use the yarn and needle that gives the firmness you like.

There are 3 versions - one without eyelets, one with some eyelets, one with even more eyelets.

So you can change the size and add eyelets. What else can you do? The sky’s the limit. Why not try doing one all in one yarn but each section is a different stitch pattern? Or mix up weights and textures of yarns - alternate lace weight with chunky maybe.

When writing up pattern notes please give the amounts of any yarn you use to help others plan their projects