Echelon Shawl by Kyle Vey

Echelon Shawl

Knitting
September 2020
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 68 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 2 - 2.75 mm
600 - 1200 yards (549 - 1097 m)
3 (Small, Medium, and Large)
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Hi Folks!

Thanks for checking out the Echelon Shawl! This easy, two-colored shawl knits up fast and is perfect for those looking for a relaxing garter-stitch project. The pattern makes use of intarsia to combine two colors within the same row, and adjacent right triangles give the typical asymmetrical triangle pattern a clever twist. Due to the geometry, the colors of the Echelon shawl have a convenient 2:1 ratio, making it easy to know exactly how many skeins of yarn you will need.

Here’s a quick summary of the pattern based on the original samples:

Sizes, Dimensions, and Yarn Requirements:
Small size:
-- 60 in (152 cm) long along top edge and 10 in (25 cm) deep at deepest point
-- 600 yds (549 m) of light fingering or fingering weight yarn (400 yds of Color A, 200 yds of Color B)
Medium size:
-- 80 in (203 cm) long along top edge and 13 in (33 cm) deep at deepest point
-- 900 yds (823 m) of light fingering or fingering weight yarn (600 yds of Color A, 300 yds of Color B)
Large size:
-- 90 in (229 cm) long along top edge and 15 in (38 cm) deep at deepest point
-- 1200 yds (1097 m) of light fingering or fingering weight yarn (800 yds of Color A, 400 yds of Color B)

Yarn Information
Any fingering weight or light fingering weight yarn will suffice, as long as you are satisfied with how it knits up in garter stitch. The yarn for the sample shown is Malabrigo Sock in Pearl and Frank Ochre (each 100g, 440 yards / 384 meters, light fingering-weight). This is a high-twist, 100% wool yarn.

Needles:
-- 2.75 mm (US 2) circular or straight needles

Other Materials:
-- Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge:
The gauge for the sample shown is 30 sts by 68 rows for a 4-in, garter stitch square after washing and blocking. Slight deviation from this gauge is perfectly acceptable.

Types of Instructions:
-- Written

Techniques Used:
-- Knitting flat
-- Intarsia
-- Increases / decreases

Also, I’d like to extend a huge thank you Echelon’s test knitters Joan, Andrea, and Lindsay! Check out their awesome projects for additional inspiration.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Reach out! I’ll do my best to respond back as quickly as I can.