Supplejack by Mary-Anne Mace


June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
958 - 984 yards (876 - 900 m)
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Supplejack is an asymmetrical triangle that traces the developing skills of the knitter. Stripes of squishy garter stitch begins the piece. This is interspersed with blocks of bold colour until you reach the first simple lace section – eyelets edged with garter stitch. More colourful stripes ensue as you work your way down the shawl, encountering small cable twists, a lifted stitch technique and finally move on to the lace sections worked over a stocking stitch background. The piece ends with an elaborate cable-lace border edged with pretty picots. When worn the more elaborate cable-lace section rests alongside the initial garter stripe section in a pleasing contrast of your knitterly skills.

MC: Nudibranch (fushia) 400 metres
CC1: Svalbard (blue) 272 metres
CC2: Horace (grey) 204 metres
(876 metres in total)

Please note - if you substitute yarn with a plump sock yarn you may need to go up a needle size. In which case you will likely need more yarn.

Increases: yarn over, 5 stitch lift (described in text), knit front and back. double yarn over.
Decreases: k2tog, ssk, sk2p, s2kp2
Cables: 2/1 RC & LC, 2/2 RC & LC, 3/2 RC and LC (described in abbreviations)
Other stitches: Right & Left Twists (described in text)