Shape Shifter Shawl/Coat/Jacket by Martha Marques

Shape Shifter Shawl/Coat/Jacket

March 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
1600 - 2100 yards (1463 - 1920 m)
short to tall-- small to substantial
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The original Shape Shifter was knit in pure bulky weight alpaca. This is really too soft for it’s weight. I recommend an alpaca/wool blend -- the wool will give some helpful elasticity to the fiber.

I use the Shape Shifter as a coat, a jacket, a bathrobe, a blanket. It is an indispensable traveling companion…warm, flexible, adaptable -- if only all our traveling companions were this way.