Vancouver Fog by Alla Saenko

Vancouver Fog

Knitting
August 2019
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Zig-zag eyelet rib stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
690 yards (631 m)
one size - depth: 25 inches / 63.5 cm; width: 70 inches / 178 cm
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Vancouver Fog shawl was inspired by my winter trip to Vancouver. This design and the colour theme reflect the majestic and almost surrealistic beauty of the waterfront skyscrapers at dusk.

The shawl is worked on the bias starting at the tip with a few cast-on stitches. The slightly curved shape of this asymmetric triangle-shaped shawl occurs naturally as a result of the different stitch patterns’ tensions between the selvage stitches and the shawl’s body garter and lace stitch patterns. Picots along the side and the bind-off edge add a romantic touch.

The shawl is knit in fingering weight yarn in two colours. One of the unique features of this design is the shawl’s selvage stitches which are worked in a two-colour pattern. When changing colours of the stripes, the non-working yarn is not cut or carried to the next section, but used in the selvage stitches.

Suggested Yarn
Fingering or fine fingering weight yarn in 2 contrast colours.
The sample is knit in knitpicks Capretta. I used 2 balls in MC and 1 ball in CC.

Finished Measurements
(approx., blocked)
depth: 25 inches / 63.5 cm; width: 70 inches / 178 cm

Gauge
16 sts x 30 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm square over Zig-zag eyelet rib stitch pattern on US #5 / 3.75 mm needles, blocked.
Gauge is not important, but different gauge will result in different finished measurements and yardage used.

Yardage required
(approx.)
total: 690 yards / 650 meters
MC (light grey): 460 yards / 420 meters
CC (blue-green): 230 yards / 230 meters

Materials
US #5 / 3.75 mm needles (24 inches / 60 cm or longer circular needles - to accommodate all the stitches), or size to obtain gauge;
tapestry needle;
stitch marker

Skill level
Intermediate