Dotted Rays - Speckled Fade by Stephen West

Dotted Rays - Speckled Fade

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1400 - 1685 yards (1280 - 1541 m)
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This top-down shawl is a colorful variation of the original Dotted Rays design. Choose 5 or 6 colors and create your own gradient by striping the colors together using the Speckled Fade color technique. Westknits shortcut rows with yarn over holes form the long curved shape. Select between the multiple border options and knit a large or super large sized shawl.

The main difference between this variation and the original is the chevron border option. You can also use the original Dotted Rays pattern if you already have that PDF and apply the speckle fade treatment using my project notes here.*

Size: Large 15 wedges (Super Large 16 wedges)

Finished Measurements: 88 (98)“ / 224 (249)cm wingspan, 20 (24)” / 51 (61)cm at widest part between I-cord edges. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: Approximately 1525 1685yds / 1394 1541m total.

These individual yardage estimates are based on the Super Large Size.
Color A - 110yds / 101m
Color B - 325yds / 297m
Color C - 440yds / 402m
Color D - 365yds / 334m

Garter Stitch Version
Color E - 285yds / 261m

Chevron Version
Color E - 175yds / 160m
Color F - 270yds / 247m

Shown in: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

Neutral Version
Color A - Silence
Color B - Monarch
Color C - Potluck (similar to Typewriter)
Color E - Oracle
Color D - Night Ride

Blue/Orange Version
Color A - Typewriter
Color B - Potluck (similar to Heyday color)
Color C - Potluck
Color D - Potluck
Color E - Ink
Color F - Genie

The pattern includes notes on how to fade your colors together.

Needles: 47” US 4 / 3.5mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch