Arc Reactor by Monika Evans

Arc Reactor

Knitting
March 2018
SassySheepStudio Sassy and Smooth
SassySheepStudio Sassy and Sparkly
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, unblocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
one size
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I love all the Avengers, but one of my favorites (right up there with Thor!) is Iron Man. His talent for technology and irreverent sense of humor is just so much fun - and having a J.A.R.V.I.S. would be the coolest thing ever! Now you can show off Tony Stark’s amazing Arc Reactor design as an extra-large shawl that can double as a superhero cape. This Arc Reactor may not help you fly, but it will wrap you up nicely and it’s got plenty of power to keep you warm!

Arc Reactor was originally part of the Firefly Fiber Arts Fandom Kits series and has since sold out. But check out their website for other fan-tastic things to make!

About the pattern:
Arc Reactor is a large triangular-ish shawl worked in the round from the center out, with the two side wings knit on before adding a border in the round. Garter strips and knitted-in I-Cords add texture, and the shawl looks great with gradient yarn sets or sparkles. Or add some speckles to show off the fusion action! The pattern is an intermediate level and uses the magic loop technique as well as modular knitting and short rows.

Materials:
400 yds each of Fingering weight yarn in 4 colors – 1600 yds total

Used for the samples:
Non-speckled version (Fandom Fibers kits): Why Knot Fibers Sole (about 100g / 400 yds), 1 skein each in colors ‘Reactor Core’ (Color A), ‘Fusion’ (Color B), ‘PD-107’ (Color C), and ‘Tony Stark has a Heart’ (Color D).

Speckled and glittery version: SassySheepStudio Sassy and Smooth (100g / 425m, 3 skeins) and Sassy and Sparkly (100g / 400m, 1 skein) in “Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist”

Size 2.75mm / US 2, 40” or longer circular needle, plus a spare needle (14” straight or 20” or longer circular) of the same size

Stitch markers, darning needle
Stopper, cap or cork for the main needle
2 small bobbins (optional)

Finished Measurements: About 100” wingspan, 31” deep at center tip (after blocking)

Gauge: About 24 sts and 34 rows = 4” in stockinette pattern (before blocking)