City on Fire by Paola Albergamo

City on Fire

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
140 x 100 cm (55 x 40”)
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City on Fire was inspired by a particular graffiti, on the wall of the local middle school. It is a stylized depiction of a burning city, with a grey tower surrounded by red flames.
This shawl is designed using a repetive, modular, seamless construction method.
Each module has an oblong shape simulating a flame and is worked started from the top of the previous one in consecutive strips.
The final shape of the shawl is an asymmetrical triangle with a scalloped edge which creates the illusion of burning flames.



Materials
Yarn
MC: Malabrigo Finito (100% Pure Superfine Merino Wool 185 m 200 yds/50 g) col 025 Bronce 3 skeins.
CC1: Malabrigo Finito (100% Pure Superfine Merino Wool 185 m 200 yds/50 g) col 031 Mostaza 2 skeins.
CC2: Malabrigo Finito (100% Pure Superfine Merino Wool 185 m 200 yds/50 g) col 033 Cereza 1 skein.

Needles
3.25 mm /US 3 * circular knitting needles with 60 cm/24” cable.
* or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
2 markers.
Stitch holders or scrap yarn to put stitches on hold.
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on for the Back.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
(Optional) 700 6/0 beads in a color matching to CC2.

Gauge
21 stitches x 38 rows = 10x10 cm (4”) in garter stitch with MC.
Note: Gauge is not critical for this project.