Bubblish Shawl by Erin Kurup

Bubblish Shawl

Knitting
May 2018
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
840 - 970 yards (768 - 887 m)
One
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I have a photograph of my son when he was around eight months old. He’s sitting in a white laundry basket in my parents’ back yard in the middle of a lushly green Ohio summer. Outside the frame, my mother is blowing bubbles, which float across the image as my son looks up in wonder. It’s these colors and shapes that gave birth to Bubblish.

Whether you use two yarns or a whole stash-busting rainbow, Bubblish makes playing with color fun and easy. Bonus: Its simple stitches show off variegated colorways to perfection.

Knit on the bias, this shawl begins with just a handful of stitches and increases with every row, eventually ending along the edge opposite the starting point. Unlike many shawls of this shape, Bubblish’s point falls symmetrically, making it effortless to style. Its generous size gives you plenty of shawl to play with, while its tapered ends stay out of your way.

Lace is both written and charted, and Bubblish has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence!



SIZE
Wingspan: 87” / 221 cm
Center Depth: 27” / 68.5 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.

YARN
MC: approximately 543 yd / 497 m of fingering-weight yarn
CC1: approximately 219 yd / 201 m of fingering-weight yarn
CC2: approximately 208 yd / 191 m of fingering-weight yarn

Totals include a 15% buffer.

Shown in Vessel Yarn Co Inspire (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 460 yd / 421 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein)
MC: 1 skein, shown in Seaweed (Sample used a slightly overweight skein. Pattern includes a note about how to use slightly less MC.)
CC1: 1 skein; shown in Lakeview
CC2: 1 skein; shown in Crocodile Tears

NEEDLES
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; 40” / 100 cm or longer circular needles are recommended to accommodate large number of stitches

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.

TECHNIQUES
Yarn overs and double yarn overs, single decreases and increases, slipped stitches. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.


Here’s how testers described knitting Bubblish: fun, colorful, imaginative, interesting, surprising, quick, “the ultimate stash buster,” very engaging, versatile, and easy to wear.

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