Vary by Jennifer Dassau


November 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 - 750 yards (274 - 686 m)
105” length and 21” depth; customizable
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vary: to change periodically or in succession; differ or alternate

An asymmetric shawl that combines various patterns, this bias wrap moves from simple garter stripes through slipstitch colorwork and back again. Cast on at the long, narrow end, Vary grows on the bias, only ever using one color at a time in each row. Choose two colors or even more, and make it your own by varying the placement of the different stitch patterns; the simple construction adapts easily to different amounts of yardage and to your artistic vision.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, slipstitch colorwork; the slipstitch pattern is written only.

Size: 105” length and 21” depth, customizable; see schematic.

Yarn: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Selku (50% silk, 50% merino wool; 375 yards/113g); 1 skein MC and 1 skein CC. Shown in Viola (MC) and Juice (CC), and using about 340 and 370 yards respectively.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 15 st and 30 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
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