Combustion Shawl by Melanie Rice

Combustion Shawl

March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter st on smaller needle.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1440 yards (1317 m)
70" wide and 31" tall.
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The bold colorwork of the Combustion Shawl creates a fun accessory in a classic, ultra-wearable triangular shape. This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the top down.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 2

Finished Size 70” wide and 31” tall.

Yarn Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette (75% extrafine merino wool, 25% mulberry silk; 180 yd 165 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #785 boho (red; MC), 4 balls; #786 gothic (black; CC1), 3 balls; #773 pea (green; CC2), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 40” circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Removable marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 42 rows = 4” in garter st on smaller needle.

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  • This triangular shawl is worked from the center neck down and outward to the points.

  • When using the backward-loop cast-on, pull the cast-on stitch tightly around the needle.

  • While working the charts, keep the first stitch on right-side rows loose. Color changes begin on the second stitch of right-side rows. Do not twist colors together at back of work.

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