Flying Foxtail Shawl by Stephen West

Flying Foxtail Shawl

Knitting
August 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1125 - 1550 yards (1029 - 1417 m)
Small (Large)
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Explore the wonders of brioche lace knitting with exaggerated increases in this delightful shawl. Two colors create the graphic brioche ribbing that expands from the top center of the shawl toward the border. The sudden increases are easy to work, but very impactful. The original sample features the soft and smooth Qing Fibre Yak Single yarn, a delicious blend of merino, silk, & yak for the main color. The contrast color is Qing Fibre’s signature textured yarn, Melted Baby Suri alpaca, which adds a soft cloudy quality peeking from the background.

I put together Qing Fibre kits for the launch of this new brioche pattern. Shop your favorite Westknits kit at Stephen & Penelope here. Kits launch at 6pm Amsterdam time Saturday, August 17.

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 62 (70)” / 157 (178)cm wingspan length. 28 (32)” / 71 (81)cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: MC - 600 (800)yds / 549 (732)m
CC - 525 (750)yds / 480 (686)m

Shown in: Qing Fibre Yak Single
The Yak Single yarn used in this design features 100g skeins from Stephen & Penelope.
MC - Siren (speckled gray/green)

Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri
CC - Dark Forest (dark green)

Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm in 40” / 100cm circular or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 20 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche after blocking