Silk Road by Kitman Figueroa

Silk Road

by Kitman Figueroa
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stokinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
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Stitch guide and abbreviation:
Place 3 stitches on the cable needle and put it at the back of work,

then place 1 stitch on the cable needle and put it at the back of work,

Ktbl, P, Ktbl from left needle,

Purl the stitch that is on the cable needle at the back of work,

then ktbl, P, Ktbl the 3 stitches that are on the cable needle at the BACK of

Silk Road is the first shawl pattern of my Shawl Club 2015.
This pattern will be available by the end of Jan 2015.

2 skeins of Tumbleweed Yarn Aurora in Cream Soda colorway is used.

Materials: Yarn: Tumbleweed Yarn Aurora
400Yard/100gm (merino/nylon)
Yardage: 600, 900, 1200 yard

Needle: 3.75mm (US 5), 4mm (US 6), 4.5mm (US 7) and 6.5mm (US 11)

Notion: Stitch markers, cable needle

Gauge: 6.5sts = 1 inch on 3.75mm needle, stockinette stitch after blocked

Finished size: 54” x 23”
64” x 27”
74” x 32”

Difficulty: Advanced

First shawl design of year 2015, Silk Road. This is a bottom up shawl that comes with some cablings, textural stitches and lace elements. I made a medium size with 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn.

There are 3 sizes included in the pattern but it can be enlarged easily by adding two full repeats at each triangle.

To achieve a more stretchy and pointy edging, a very loose cast on with much larger needle is recommended. I use long tail cast on for this shawl.