Wildfire Blaze by Amanda Leah Guthrie

Wildfire Blaze

May 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Unblocked Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 675 yards (503 - 617 m)
One Size
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When I look at the intricacies of the circle of life in the wild, I’m spellbound by how nature covers so many minute details. Naturally-occurring wildfires are no exception. A natural disturbance creates the opportunity for a habitat to be reborn, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. It helps speed the return of nutrients to the earth
from dead and decaying plant matter, giving new plants a better chance to survive the difficult conditions in the understory. It gives smaller trees a chance for more sunlight and native species of plants in the understory a chance to re-establish.
The story of wildfires gives hope that even when our own habitat seems to be crumbling around us, that we may rebuild with the strongest pieces that withstood the flames.

Construction Notes : See Schematic for Reference
This shawl utilizes a garter tab cast on and is worked from the top down.

Shaping increases are placed twice on right side rows and four times on wrong side rows resulting in a crescent shape.

A reverse garter stitch section at the top and bottom of the lace border visually separates the lace from the cable section.

A Russian bind off is used on the wrong side to result in a clean reverse garter edge.


  • Malabrigo Arroyo (100% Superwash Merino)
  • Sport (5-Ply) Weight, 335 yards (306 meters) / 3.53 ounces (100 grams) per skein
  • 2 skeins - sample photographed in the Borrajas colorway
  • 610 yards / 558 meters of sport weight yarn
  • Individual yardage will vary based on gauge: Test knitters used from 550-700 yards. If you knit loosely or do not check gauge, please make sure to have plenty of extra yarn.


  • Stockinette: 22 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10cm), unblocked
  • Wildfire: 18 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10cm), blocked
  • Blaze: 18 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10cm), blocked
  • To produce raised cables and an open ribbing.
  • Pattern includes detailed swatching instructions, including swatch recipes for stockinette, the body fabric, and the border fabric.


  • One 40” (100cm) + circular needle in size needed to obtain stockinette gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: US7 (4.5mm)


  • Center Back: 15.5” / 39cm
  • Wingspan: 65” / 165cm
  • See schematic in photos


  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • Cable needle or alternatives
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional waste yarn for provisional cast on for garter tab

Garter tab cast on, knitting flat, right-side cables, increasing and decreasing, Russian bind off, blocking.
Optional Techniques : Invisible provisional cast on, eading charts.

Written tutorials are included for the garter tab cast on and invisible provisional cast on.

Video tutorials are included for the garter tab cast on, invisible provisional cast on, cables (with and without a cable needle if small enough), increases, decreases, and Russian bind off.
Note: Due to illness, some of these videos are slightly delayed and will be available by June 1.

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