Fading Waves by Stephen West

Fading Waves

March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
780 - 1340 yards (713 - 1225 m)
DK with 5 short row wedges (Fingering weight with 6 short row wedges)
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Choose a fading palette of colors to knit this lovely short row shawl design. The DK weight version requires four skeins of yarn fading from light to dark with various knit and purl stitch patterns to keep each wave interesting. Four skeins of fingering weight yarn will create a super large wrap with generous flowy drape. Finish the edging with a folded picot hem or work an I-cord bind off to frame the final shape.

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Size: Fingering weight 6 sections (DK weight 5 sections)
The sizes are achieved by using fingering or DK weight yarns.

Finished Measurements: 75” / 191cm wingspan, 26” / 66cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: DK (Fingering) weight

Yardage: DK Weight Version

Color A - 180yds / m
Color B - 200yds / m
Color C - 200yds / m
Color D - 200yds / m

Fingering Weight Version
Color A - 400 yds / 366m
Color B - 550 yds / 503m
Color C - 390 yds / 357m

Shown in: DK Weight Version
Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK
Color A - Cereal
Color B - Dijon
Color C - Iris
Color D - Oracle

Fingering Weight Version
Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
The 3 sample colors are custom colors for Stephen & Penelope.
Color A - Rise & Shine
Color B - Crafternoon
Color C - Night Ride

Needles: 40” US 7 (4) / 4.5 (3.5)mm circular

Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 (22) sts & 36 (48) rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch