FibreFest Shawl 2019 by Debra Kinsey Knits

FibreFest Shawl 2019

Knitting
July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
612 - 1507 yards (560 - 1378 m)
Scarf: 19cm x 193cm; Shawl: 52cm x 193cm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The FibreFest Shawl 2019 has been designed for the NSW Knitters’ Guild FibreFest Event to be held in Singleton NSW on 26 & 27 Oct 2019. The pattern is available as a free download until the end of this event.

The shawl requires average to intermediate knitting skills and includes a scarf option.
It is worked mostly in blocks of garter stitch interspersed with interesting eyelets and openings to create a semi-sculptural effect.
Two, three or even more colours may be used.
The first shawl featured at left, uses 5 colours and follows the instructions for the basic shawl.
The purple-tones shawl uses 4 colours and the grey-tones shawl uses 3 colours. Both these shawls have had variations made to the basic pattern.
The bright pink scarf uses 2 colours and follows the basic pattern.
The instructions are for two-colour and three-colour versions.

To create a unique piece, all blocks except for the circle edging can be repositioned or omitted and all block lengths can be varied. Instructions are included for making variations and are encouraged!!
There is a guide to yarn requirements should you wish to modify your shawl.

Finished Measurements
Scarf Width:
Unblocked: approx 17cm or 6¾ins
Blocked: approx 19cm or 7½ins
Shawl Width:
Unblocked: approx 46cm or 18ins
Blocked: approx 52cm or 20½ins
Scarf or Shawl Length:
Unblocked: approx 168cm or 66¼ins
Blocked: approx 193cm or 76ins
The pictured shawls have been lightly blocked.**

Yarn
Fingering weight or 4 ply merino singles
100g (370m or 405yds)
Basic Two-Colour Scarf or Shawl:
Scarf: 1 x 100g each of two colours (C1 and C2) or approx 260m or 284yds of C1 and 300m or 328yds of C2.
Shawl: 2 x 100g each of two colours (C1 and C2) or approx 652m or 713yds of C1 and 726m or 794yds of C2.

Basic Three-Colour Scarf or Shawl:
Scarf: 1 x 100g each of three colours (C1, C2 and C3) or approx 260m or 284yds of C1, 150m or 164yds of C2 and 148m or 162yds of C3.
Shawl: 2 x 100g of one colour (C1) and 1 x 100g each of two colours (C2 and C3) or approx 652m or 713yds of C1, 356m or 389yds of C2 and 370m or 405yds of C3.
Alternatively, you may wish to use four or more colours and plan your own colour combinations.

For a video tutorial on working the holes in Blocks A and G see https://youtu.be/WM4DXxR9P0E

For a video tutorial on working the dropped stitch eyelets in Block D see https://youtu.be/0kKrR9gXcMk

For a video tutorial on how to sew in ends see https://youtu.be/0E_9P-3b40o

Many thanks to the NSW Knitters’ Guild for entrusting me with this special design project and to the guild members who test knit my pattern.
I hope you enjoy making your own special piece. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Special thanks to my lovely friends Linda and Rose for their fabulous knitting. Special thanks to my gorgeous sister Fiona for modelling.