Gertrude McFuzz by MarinJaKnits

Gertrude McFuzz

October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in short rows
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 - 1560 yards (1097 - 1426 m)
Alpha (60" w x 30" h) & Beta (60" w x 24" h)
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This shawl is named after a character from the musical “Seussical”. It is the second in a series of shawls using short rows to create slanted stripes. The featured version above combines the “magic of mohair” with the beauty of hand dyed merino yarn. While I thought that mohair would be a nice choice for the lace sections of this shawl, I did not yet realize quite how perfectly it would pair with the merino in a larger piece like this. It helps the shawl to be amazingly light, but the merino offers ‘ribs’ to help the light mohair maintain structure. I am quite delighted with this version. There are photos at the end of the pattern showing this shawl knit in other yarns and combinations.

The “Gertrude McFuzz” Shawl is designed to be knit completely in fingering weight yarn, or by combining fingering weight wool with lace weight mohair/silk. Please see other yarns used on the next page & images on the last page.

The pattern works with ANY type/format needles (it is not worked in the round).
I like using rounds with a longer cable as the shawl grows every other row, but honestly,
I use whatever I have handy at the time.The shawl gets very big, a long cable is great for the end.

SHAWL “LEANS” use US 04’s/3.5mm, gauge in STOCKING KNIT, before BLOCKING.
“LACE” uses US 06’s/4.0mm, gauge does not apply for these sections.

SIZE: This shawl will work up smaller and block bigger, depending on how hard you block it. One tester steam blocked hers, others wet/hard blocked theirs.

BLOCKED SHAWL Sizes- ALPHA SAMPLE is 60” wide & 30” tall. (center) BETA SAMPLE is 60” wide & 24” tall. (CTR)

Stitch Markers to mark center stitch and for optional use in counting and lace sections.
Needle or hook to tuck your ends.