Dotted Rays in Seed Stitch by Stephen West

Dotted Rays in Seed Stitch

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
850 yards (777 m)
One Size (top-down construction makes the size customizable if you stop early)
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This arched shawl begins at the center with only a few stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Seed stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. Built in I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape for a clean finish. The sample shows one continuous strand of mohair/silk lace weight held together with fingering weight yarns for a captivating marled effect. The mohair is held throughout the entire project, adding a fuzzy filter to the color pops.

Size: One size. The size is easily customizable. Bind off one or two sections early for a smaller shawl.

Finished Measurements: 72” / 183cm wingspan length, 17” / 43cm from wingspan edge to BO edge at widest point. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight held together with lace weight mohair/silk. DK weight yarn can be substituted for a single strand version.
Lace weight mohair is held throughout the entire project while the fingering weight color pops change after each section.

Yardage: Approximately 850yds / 777m total of both colors.
Small amounts of yarn are used for the color B stripes.
The most yardage required is approximately 200yds / 183m of color B for the last section.
Samples used 2 skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace.

Shown in: Multi-color striped version
Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace
Color A - Silence

9 colors of fingering weight yarn including…
Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
Color B - Tulp, Harajuku, Potluck

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
Color B - Dusk, Dust Bowl, Neon Peach, Ember, Push Pop

Republic of Wool Twist Fingering
Color B - Tutti Frutti

Two-color Version
Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace
Color A - Highlighter

Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
Color B - Oracle

Needles: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 sts & 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in seed stitch