Gertrude McFuzz by MarinJaKnits

Gertrude McFuzz

Knitting
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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GERTRUDE McFUZZ SHAWL:
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.

YARN:
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.

NEEDLES & GAUGE:
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)

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