Evanescent Shawl by Kyle Vey

Evanescent Shawl

July 2020
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
1 (adjustable)
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Hi Folks!

Thanks for checking out the Evanescent Shawl! This large, two-color, almost-rectangular shawl is designed to look like the fleeting moment a fallen maple leaf lands on still water, causing ripples to emanate out from it. Worked separately, the shawl is a relaxing knit composed primarily of stockinette stitch, and it is worked while holding two strands of yarn, so it knits up fairly quickly. The maple leaf is knit in sections and seamed together. The yarn ends are then used to graft the leaf onto the center of the shawl. Although at times it is not a TV-knitting experience, the final product makes a great statement while being wonderfully functional and warm.

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

-- 74 in (188 cm) in length
-- 12.5 in (32 cm) tall

Yarn Requirements:
-- Color A (main color): 1200 meters of fingering-weight yarn
-- Color B: 400 meters of fingering-weight yarn
-- The sample was knit with Shirley Brian Mercury Yak Sock (each 100 grams, 400 m / 437 yds), 3 skeins of It’s a Nahhvy Suit George and 1 skein of Team Logan

-- Size A (for the shawl): Two 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles (24” recommended)
-- Size B (for the leaf): 3.25 mm (US 3) circular or straight needles

Other Materials:
-- Removeable stitch markers (at least 6)
-- Tapestry needle to seam sections together and weave in ends
-- Cable needle (optional)

-- After washing and lightly blocking, 24 sts by 30 rows = 4 in x 4 in / 10 cm x 10 cm in stockinette stitch using Size A needles while holding 2 strands of fingering-weight yarn together.

Types of Instructions:
-- Written
-- Please note that true, standardized charts are not currently included in this pattern. A simplified chart for the maple leaf has been included for reference purposes.

Techniques Used:
-- Knitting in the round
-- Knitting flat
-- Picking up stitches
-- 3-needle bind-off
-- Cabling
-- Slipped stitches
-- Seaming
-- Short rows
-- I-cord, including bind-off
-- Increases / decreases

Like the yarn shown? It’s Shirley Brian Mercury Yak Sock, and the stuff was incredible to work with. Thank you so much, Beckie, for providing the yarn. I hope this pattern does it justice!

Also, I’d like to extend a huge thank you Evanescent’s amazing test knitters! You all did an amazing job, and the feedback you provided was great. Thank you! To any knitters interested in this pattern, 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.