Slow Motion by Alla Saenko

Slow Motion

April 2016
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in shawl's stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
one size: 17 x 55 inches (43 x 140 cm) - wet blocked
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Slow Motion is a contemporary versatile shawl design that is knit in a simple yet classic rectangular shape and in a fully reversible stitch pattern. The combination of a rib stitch and mesh stitch in one creates columns of openwork stitches, and an overall wave pattern gave the name to this design.

The shawl looks its best when stretched and blocked with wires or/and pins to make an airy and light open fabric. Another option is to block this accessory lightly in order to preserve the volume created by the rib stitch component and wear it as a scarf.

Finished Measurements (approx):
17 x 55 inches (43 x 140 cm) - wet blocked with wires/pins;
12 x 50 inches (30.5 x 127 cm) - moderately blocked.

Yardage and Suggested Yarn
440 yards /402 meters of any light fingering/sock weight yarn;
Or 2 strands of lace weight yarn held together, 440 yards /402 meters of each.

3.75mm/ US #5 needles, adjust the needle size if necessary;
4mm/ US #6 needles, or one size larger than the main needles - for cast on and bind off;
tapestry needle

Yarn used in the sample
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud: 440 yards (402 meters), 50 grams (1.76 ounces) -1 skein;
and Lana Gatto Mohair Royal: 235 yards (215 meters), 25 grams (0.88 ounces) - 2 balls; both yarn strands held together.

This pattern is suitable for advanced beginner.
Techniques used in this design: yo, k2tog, ssk.