Slay Me by Shannon Squire

Slay Me

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
One size.
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“In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.”
-Joss Whedon

This asymmetric shawl starts and ends the same way: with one single stitch. Along the way, you’ll play with striping, work some simple yet effective mesh lace, and create a lovely and stretchy edging.

approximately 575 (990) yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle in Buffy (cA), Cloud Nine in Bleck (cB), and Yaksi Fingering in Buffy (cC).

Exact yardage:
Smaller: cA: 185 yards; cB: 215 yards; cC: 175 yards.
Larger: cA: 315 yards; cB: 375 yards; cC: 300 yards.

The shawl takes three different skeins of yarn. For the sample shown, I used a skein each of two different yarn bases dyed in the same colorway; a pewter-based yak blend and a superwash-wool-based yarn with sparkle added, AND a semi-solid that is complementary but does not necessarily contain the exact same colors.

Finished measurements
Smaller: Longest edge: 81”; increase edge: 48” width at decrease edge: 29”.
Larger: Longest edge: 104”; increase edge: 63” width at decrease edge: 39”.