The inspiration for Serrati came to me during the 2014 Yarn Crawl LA when I walked into a LYS called The Little Knittery http://www.thelittleknittery.com and Kat showed me a cowl she designed using this twisted looking drop stitch, but it’s not a drop stitch at all. She proceeded to show me how to knit this stitch, and I thought to myself I really need to incorporate this stitch into a shawl design. So I went home took out some scraps and started making swatches using this stitch adding some wedges along with stockinette stitches and she came to life before my eyes :-)
My choice for yarn this time was easy…. I’ve become friends with Joyce from The Flying Kettle https://www.etsy.com/shop/theflyingkettle and I asked her if she would dye me up some single ply fingering weight yarn in three shades of grey, light, medium, dark. (Timberwolf, Retrograde & Arsenic). Needless to say the end result in her dying technique was amazing as the colors turned out exactly as I visioned them in my head. Now we have SERRATI…. Thank you Joyce!
Special Thank You to my Test Knitters:
ObliviousKnits - You rocked out another test knit and edits for me!!!
lamosca24 - grazie per essere sempre sorprendente!!! Also thank you for the Italian Translation!!!
e-connection - my new friend from Germany. Danke!!!!
20 1/2” / 52cm from CO to BO along center,
74 1/2” / 188cm wingspan along top edge.
Measurements taken after blocking!
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size US 8 / 5.0mm circular needle (or size
needed to obtain gauge)
4 sts=1” in stockinette stitch
(Measurements taken after blocking)
The Flying Kettle
Fingering weight: 400yds, 100g
100% Superwash Merino Wool
( 517yds /130g actual yardage )
Color A - Retrograde (134.4yds/32g)
Color B - Arsenic (168yds/40g)
Color C - Timberwolf (214.2yds/51g)
Because we all have a lot of scarp yarns from previous projects, I have included in ( ) the yardage for each section for Serrati if you choose to make this shawl from scrap yardage.