Brushstrokes by Laura Aylor


June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Wingspan: 56” Depth: 21” (after blocking)
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This top-down, triangular shawl uses cables with elongated stitches to show off the different colors in a highly variegated skein of hand-dyed yarn. Short rows in the final garter section give a bit more wingspan.

Skills required
Increasing 
Cables 
Short rows

800 yards of fingering-weight yarn – 625 of the main color and 175 of the contrasting color.
Stitch marker 
Cable needle (optional). Because you are crossing elongated stitches, you will need to use a larger cable needle than you normally would for fingering-weight yarn Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 
Blocking supplies

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Sample was knit in Fleece Artist Merino Slim in the Forillon National Park Colorway and Malabrigo Mechita in Natural