Zastruga by Maddie Harvey

Zastruga

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
361 - 459 yards (330 - 420 m)
Customisable
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Do you love mini-skein sets? I find them very tempting, but sometimes it’s hard to find patterns that will make the most of the gorgeous colours and gradients.

To remedy this, I have designed my Zastruga shawl: a well-thought-through knitting design which makes the most of special 4ply mini-skein sets and gradient yarn.

The pattern is customisable, with detailed instructions of how to create your own ‘off-piste’ version with whatever size of minis you have.

Zastruga is a sweeping triangular shawl, knitted from one corner down to an Old Shale edging, in five distinct sections. Each section features a different texture to depict a developing snow storm. The sections can be repeated or extended, and there is a handy table included in the pattern to help you plan your ‘off-piste’ Zastruga shawl.

The pattern includes full written instructions, links to helpful video tutorials to explain cable short-cuts, photographs, a schematic and has been fully tech-edited and test knitted.

What the test knitters said:
“an exciting shawl filled with endless colour possibilities”
“I sincerely enjoyed knitting this pattern”

Yarn: 5 x 20g/80m (approx) 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in mini-skeins
Or 100g/440m (approx) 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in gradient

Cream/Grey version knitted in: Easyknits Big Boy Cakes, in the GREYdiant Colourway (70% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Alpaca, 10% Nylon), 5 x 66m/72 yes per 20g

Blue/Grey gradient ‘Off-Piste’ version knitted in: Easyknits Sushi Roll, in the Blue Tipper Colourway (80% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Nylon), 420m/469yds per 100g

Measurements (customisable): 115 cm/45.5” x 77 cm/30.5”

Tension/Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm/4” measured over stocking stitch after blocking

Needles & Notions: 4mm / US 6 circular needles, 100 cm/ 40”
Ten Stitch markers (more for ‘Off-Piste’ version), Digital Scales (for ‘Off-Piste’ version)