Switchback Shawl by Bonnie Dean
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Switchback Shawl

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter st, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
One size, 82.5 by 21" triangle
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Switchback Shawl is designed for a small yardage fingering-weight mini-skein package of six, combined with a full skein of a fingering-weight tonal.


My Switchback Stitch openwork 2-row pattern has a video tutorial link and written instructions.

Fingering-weight yarn: 65 yds/59 m in each of 6 colorways PLUS tonal 360 yds/329 m in MC
Shown in:
Phydeaux Down Hand Dyed Winter Speckled Rainbow MCN (6 skeins 70 yds/64 m each; 420 yds/384 m total, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon) – 1 package
Phydeaux Down Hand Dyed (435 yds/398 m; 3.52 oz/100 g; 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) colorway: Boudicca – 1 skein

NOTE: the shawl pictured by donyonna uses double the yardage of 3 CCs and a skein of main color.

Garter stitch before blocking: 24 sts and 50 rows=4”/10 cm Garter stitch after blocking: 23 sts and 36 rows=4”/10 cm Take time to check gauge.

US 5 (3.75 mm) 16”/40 cm and 32”/ 80 cm circular needle or size needed for gauge