Zing Zip by Lesley Anne Robinson
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Zing Zip

Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in 2-color garter stitch (measured after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
775 yards (709 m)
One size: 78” / 198.1cm wingspan x 17.5” / 44.5cm depth, measured after blocking
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Zing Zip is a long, shallow triangle shawl with two-color garter and brioche steps and a garter accent border, all finished with a simple eyelet bind off. This was an exciting collaboration with Do Ewe Knit?, and was created as an exclusive design for them for the 2016 NJ Wool Walk!

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), simple brioche increases and decreases, knit, purl, picking up stitches, short rows, yarn-over, simple knit decreases.

This long triangle shawl is knit from one corner to the other using simple brioche increases and decreases. Interest and texture are added to the fabric with two-color garter steps, which are staggered as the shawl takes shape. The accent border is added by picking up stitches along the shawl edge, then finished off with short row shaping and an eyelet bind off.

Size: (measured after blocking)
One size: 78” / 198.1cm wingspan x 17.5” / 44.5cm depth, measured after blocking

Gauge: 24 sts x 40 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color garter stitch (taken after blocking).

Yarn: Fingering / Sock weight yarn
Main color (MC): 300 yds / 274.3 m
Contrast color (CC): 300 yds / 274.3 m
Accent color: 175 yds / 160 m

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Do Ewe Knit Potluck
CC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Ink
Accent: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Highlighter

Needles: 40” long US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting, and to accommodate large number of stitches.

Tools: tapestry needle for weaving ends, row counter, 2 stitch markers for dividing garter section

Photo credit: Ruth Hart Mowry