Vantage Points by Linda Wilgus
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Vantage Points

Knitting
September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
430 yards (393 m)
One size
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Combine your three favorite colors in this quick-to-knit funky shawlette! Asymmetric shaping, points and lines moving in different directions, a bit of texture in the form of garter stitch ridges: Vantage Points has all of this and more. The unique shape allows the shawlette to be worn in a variety of ways. This shape is created through increasing, decreasing and working short rows, as well as picking up stitches. Fingering or sport weight yarns would yield a nice lightweight shawlette as shown in the photos, but it could just as easily be knit in a heavier yarn for a wintry wrap. The pattern includes detailed illustrations showing how to achieve the shape.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length along angled top edge after blocking: 51 inches or 129.5cm.
Depth from top edge to bottom edge at deepest point after blocking: 20.5 inches or 52cm.

YARN USED TO MAKE SHAWLETTE PICTURED
Color A: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport 100% merino wool; 270yd/247m per 113g skein; color: Briar; 1 skein.
Color B: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock 100% superwash merino wool; 420yds/384m per 4oz/113g.; color: Antique Lace; 1 skein.
Color C: Malabrigo Sock 100% merino wool; 440yd/402m per 100g skein; color: Terracota; 1 skein.

MATERIALS NEEDED
Fingering weight yarn, amount similar to amount listed above for the shawlette pictured.
Approximate yardage:
Color A: 180 yds or 165m.
Color B: 110 yds or 100m.
Color C: 140 yds or 130m.
29-inch (or larger) US #6/4mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
Darning needle.

GAUGE
16 sts/22 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch AFTER BLOCKING. Gauge is not crucial for this project, however, to get the dimensions of the shawl pictured it is best to obtain gauge.

TECHNIQUES
Casting on stitches.
Binding off stitches.
Short rows.
Increasing.
Decreasing.
Picking up stitches.

PATTERN NOTES
The shawlette is worked from the right top side to the left bottom side and is made up of three different parts. The shape of the first part is created by increasing stitches on one side and decreasing stitches on the other side, interspersed with sections of short rows. Following this, you pick up and knit stitches along one edge and create the shape of the second part by increasing and working short rows. For the third and last part of the shawl you pick up and knit stitches along one edge once more, after which you work decreases on each side, creating the lower point of the shawl.