Arcade Shawl by Katy H. Carroll

Arcade Shawl

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, blocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
One size: 69” (175 cm) wide and 32” (81 cm) deep.
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The Arcade Shawl pairs a delightfully speckled skein with a high-contrast tonal to create an Art Deco effect reminiscent of stained glass. I’m also reminded of an old-fashioned shopping arcade, where colorful and enticing treasures peek out from behind a line of shop windows. Knit in a lovely, heavy fingering weight from Greenwood Fiberworks, the shawl uses elongated stitches and repeating elements to create a generous size and striking effect.

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Greenwood Fiberworks Sublime — 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon — 382 yds (349 m) to 115 g. Shawl uses 3 skeins total — 2 skeins of a tonal Main Color (MC—Violet) and 1 skein of a speckled Contrast Color (CC—Arcade-Speckled).

Total combined yardage is approximately 1,100 yds (1,006 m).
MC: 735 yds (672 m)
CC: 365 yds (334 m)

69” (175 cm) wide and 32” (81 cm) deep.

22 sts and 32 rows to 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st and 22 sts and 40 rows to 4” (10 cm) in slip-stitch pattern on larger needle, both blocked.

PLEASE NOTE: Sublime is a heavier fingering weight yarn. I knit my sample on a US 6 (4 mm) needle, but I knit fairly tightly. The pattern is not dependent on gauge, but changes in gauge will affect finished size, look of patterning, and amount of yarn used. To meet dimensions and to ensure enough yarn, be certain to use needle size that gives gauge.

US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle — a 24” (60 cm) length can be used to begin, but a 32” (80 cm) length or longer will be needed before the end — plus, US 4 (3.5 mm) needle in a 32” (80 cm) length or longer for garter border.

Other Materials:
Three stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Many thanks to Carolyn of Greenwood Fiberworks for her support! This pattern was professionally tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins (Meanest Mommy Knits).