Rustwing by Susanna Winter
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Rustwing

Knitting
November 2016
Lace ?
19 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch lightly blocked on larger needles (small version)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
771 - 1023 yards (705 - 935 m)
Small (lace), Large (fingering)
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Rustwing is named after Phragmatobia fuliginosa, a small, unassuming moth with hindwings edged with bright orange. Starting from the upper left corner, Rustwing is knit on the bias to create an asymmetric triangle. The shawl is worked in garter stitch in three colors — two for the striped body and one for the knitted-on garter lace border. The entire shawl is knitted without any purl stitches!

Are you a nocturnal moth or a bright butterfly? The color combinations are limitless.

This pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the lace border.



SMALL VERSION - LACE

Yarn
BC Garn Semilla Extra Fino (100% organic wool, 300 m/50 g) in 3 colors, 1 skein each. The sample was knitted in #101 Light Gray (A), #01 White (B), and #115 Orange (C).

Or equivalent lace-weight yarn in 3 colors:

  • Color A for stripes: approx. 300 m / 330 yd
  • Color B for stripes: approx. 275 m / 300 yd
  • Color C for lace border: approx. 130 m / 145 yd

Needles

  • 3.25 mm / US 3 long circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) for the shawl body
  • 3.00 mm / US 2½ long circular needle for the lace border

Notions

  • 3.00 mm / US 2½ crochet hook
  • Darning needle

Gauge
19 sts × 48 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, lightly blocked, on larger needles

Finished Size

  • Wingspan: 180 cm / 5’11”
  • Depth: 40 cm / 15¾”
  • Border: 7 cm / 2¾”



LARGE VERSION - FINGERING

Yarn
Fingering-weight yarn in 3 colors:

  • Color A for stripes: approx. 400 m / 440 yd
  • Color B for stripes: approx. 390 m / 425 yd
  • Color C for lace border: approx. 145 m / 160 yd

Needles

  • 4.00 mm / US 6 long circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) for the shawl body
  • 3.75 mm / US 5 long circular needle for the lace border

Notions

  • 3.75 mm / US 5 crochet hook
  • Darning needle

Gauge
17 sts × 44 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, lightly blocked, on larger needles

Finished Size

  • Wingspan: 200 cm / 6’7”
  • Depth: 45 cm / 17¾”
  • Border: 8 cm / 3¼”



TECHNIQUES USED
The pattern assumes knowledge of the long-tail and crochet cast-ons. Ability to work lace from a chart is recommended, although written instructions are provided for the lace border.

REFERENCES
Crochet Cast-on: http://bit.ly/crochetco

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A big thank-you to all my test knitters: AnuW, arteivanna, Darjuska, Kaninkorva, Manna2013, nikkistamps, and vynne!