Fude Shawl (Brush) by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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Fude Shawl (Brush)

Knitting
November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
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Fude is the word for the brush used in Japanese Sumi ink drawings, the inspiration behind this collection. When working on the design concepts, I came across the Miss Babs Ansel colorway and knew I had to incorporate this beautiful yarn into my black and white collection. It was perfect! This shawl is my foray into speckles and multi colored yarns, which is not my usual tendency! The variegated yarn is matched with a semi-solid so that the effect is not too overwhelming. Texture and colorplay - this is a fun shawl to work in any yarn!

The pattern is written so that you can use every bit of that special yarn you’ve been saving for the right project. If you’d like to eek out every yard, then work Sections L & M until you run out of Color A, and then work the seed stitch border until you run out of Color B. (Shown in fingering weight gray version.) The shawl is worked sideways. Asymmetrical and worked on the bias, it has a lovely shape for wearing around the neck as a scarf.

Pattern includes both worsted (black and white) and fingering (gray and white) weight versions.

Sizes
88” / 223.5 cm wide by 23” / 58.5 cm deep at deepest point Version A
73” / 186 cm wide by 20” / 51 cm deep at deepest point Version B
changes for fingering version are in ()

Yarn
Version A - Worsted
Miss Babs Big Silk (60% Merino Wool, 40% silk; 540 yd / 494 m; 8.8 oz / 250 g)
1 skein Obsidian (Color A)
1 skein Ansel (Color B)
OR
540 yds of worsted weight yarn in Color A and 260 yards of worsted weight yarn in Color B

Version B - Fingering
Miss Babs Woodbury (65% Merino wool, 35% Tussah silk; 400 yd / 366 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g)
1 skein Thunderstorm (Color A)
1 skein Naked (Color B)
400 yds of fingering weight yarn in Color A and 300 yards of fingering weight yarn in Color B

Needles
One US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needle for Version A
One US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needle for Version B
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts
or size needle to obtain gauge

Gauge
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking) for worsted
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking) for fingering

Tools
stitch markers
tapestry needle