Sea Side Rumpus
When I created the Rumpus shawl and released it as a group project in the Spunky Eclectic Ravelry group, I had no idea how much fun it would be. I made several Rumpus shawls and am now on my way to making more using this sideways patterning.
This one is a little different from the regular top down triangle Rumpus. This one is still a triangle but it all starts with the one edging pattern and knit sideways. Then you choose from one or more of the transitioning patterns for the rest of the shawl, or you can keep going with the original pattern. This one also starts with a large cast on but it decreases in size as you go. This makes it seem like it’s going faster. I hope you all enjoy this one as much as the original rumpus.
Yarn, Needles and Gauge: Any weight will work. Just be mindful of your needle size depending on what you are using. You may need to do a gauge swatch just to see if you’re getting the type of fabric you wish. Here’s a few suggestions of Yarn weight, needle sizes and approximate yardage.
Lace: US4 (3.5mm) - Yardage: 600(900)
Fingering Weight: US6 (4mm) - Yardage: 440(660)
Sport Weight: US7 (4.5mm) - Yardage: 320(500)
DK-Worsted Weight: US8 (5mm) - Yardage: 280(440)
Average size based on light sport weight yarn in the larger size – 80 inch wingspan. Of course the size you will end up with will depend on the yarn that you choose. The smaller size is meant to be a shawlette in lace or a full size shawl in Worsted. The Larger size in lace is a moderately size shawl and a monster size in Worsted.
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE ONLY CHARTS FOR THIS PATTERN. I wanted to make written directions for this but then realized because of the way the sideways patterning is worked that it would need 2-3 pages for each pattern just to explain where you are. One really needs to be able to read their knitting and be able to see it on the chart to successfully transition patterns. I would have to say, this is not a beginners pattern because of that.
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