Shifting Shadows by Twistedistas
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Shifting Shadows

Knitting
June 2017
Lace ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
one size fits most: double loop
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The Earth and Moon each cast three shadows (umbral, penumbral, and antumbral) that drift across us to cause different kinds of eclipses. This seed stitch cowl pattern blends three colors of lace weight yarn to create a shifting gradient fabric. It’s a quick knit - worked flat then either seamed or grafted.

YARN
Approximately 1200 yards/1100 meters lace weight yarn, split equally between three colors (A, B, and C). Shown in Malabrigo Lace, colors 601 Simply Taupe (A), 069 Pearl Ten (B), and 063 Natural (C).

NEEDLES
US #9/5.5 mm for working flat - or size you need to get gauge.

NOTIONS
Scrap yarn, tapestry needle, spare needle or stitch holder. Optional: blocking wires or pins.

GAUGE
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4”/10 cm after blocking, using three strands held together at the same time. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect yarn use and finished measurements.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximate, after blocking: width = 8”/20 cm circumference = 54”/137 cm

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced beginner (mattress stitch) OR Intermediate (kitchener stitch)

CONSTRUCTION
This cowl is worked holding three strands of lace weight yarn together at the same time. It is knit flat then seamed or grafted to form a loop that can be wrapped twice around the wearer’s neck.