Tailspin by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
920 - 940 yards (841 - 860 m)
One Size
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This shawl is a BLAST to make, wear, and is the perfect canvas to play with color! Tailspin uses simple short rows paired with garter stitch stripes to make an eye-catching, graphic shawl with tons of color!

Knit it with neons, pastels, jewel tones, greys, rainbows - you name it! It’s a fun shawl that can make scrap busting a little more fun and make your knitting a wee bit more colorful with using mini skeins!

Size: 19 inches (48 cm) along the center line of the largest point X 70 inches (178 cm) along the top edge. Size will vary due to individual gauge, yarns used, and blocking preferences.

Recommended yarn: 8 colors of semi-solid/tonal fingering weight yarn. Sample uses 2 skeins of madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino Wool) in the colorways Charcoal MC1 and Dirty Panther MC2 as well as 6 colors of madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (100% Superwash Merino Wool) in Celadon CC1, Torchere CC2, Button Jar Blue CC3, Neon Peach CC4, Edison Bulb CC5, and Cousteau CC6

Yardage: MC1: 210 yds / 192m; MC2: 420 yds/ 384m; CC1-CC6: 52 yds/ 46 m of each individual color.

Needles: One set of US size 5 / 3.75 mm 40” circular needles

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in Garter Stitch on US size 5/3.75 m needles

Notions: 14 stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle.