Rysy Shawl by Miriam L. Felton

Rysy Shawl

Knitting
June 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 635 yards (549 - 581 m)
One size: 66 inches (167.75cm) wide and 18 inches (45.75 cm) across the widest wedge.
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This pattern was first available as a kit for Sample It at TNNA’s Summer Trade Show in June 2018. It will be widely released soon.

Named for a peak in the Carpathian Range, this piece plays with repeating shapes created with short rows, contrasting the strong triangular shape with the organic and flowing shape made as they stagger and stack.

Yarn: 625 yards (572 m) of sport weight yarn. Sample shown in Mrs Crosby Hat Box (75% Merino/15% Silk/10% Cashmere; 317 yards/100 g skein) in ‘Baltic Amber’.
Gauge: 21 sts and 40 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.
Needles: 24 inch (60 cm) circular needle, 4mm (US6) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Finished size: 66 inches (167.75cm) wide and 18 inches (45.75 cm) across the widest wedge.
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Techniques Used: knit, yarnover, slip as if to purl with yarn in front, k2tog, Short Rows (German method, with instructions included)

  • For this piece, I prefer a German Short Row (see next note). If you prefer to substitute another method, just remember that you need to turn your work after working the short row (WSR). For the German Method the turn is incorporated into working the SRS. For the German method the resolve is just to knit the SRS parts together as one. If you swap another method, it can help to use a pin-style marker to visually remind you where the previous SRS is.
  • WSR: knit the next stitch (this will be the SRS), turn your work, your working yarn should be in front, slip the last stitch to the Right Hand needle as if to purl so it doesn’t change its orientation, lift the working yarn, doubling the stitch, and move your yarn to the back of the work ready to work a knit stitch.
  • Bind offs should be worked as follows: sl1 wyif, (k1, pass first stitch over second stitch and off needle) and repeat. That slipped stitch still counts as a bound-off stitch.