Helios Shlanket by Roos Vlaskamp

Helios Shlanket

Knitting
January 2022
Light Fingering ?
38 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Lace
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2565 - 2625 yards (2345 - 2400 m)
One size
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The Helios Shlanket is a circular blanket or shawl, designed for 24 mini skeins and one full skein of fingering weight yarn.

Description
This pattern was designed for the Solas advent calendar by Olann. This advent consisted of 24 mini skeins and one full skein of fingering weight yarn. The full skein and twelve of the mini skeins were hand dyed sock yarn (sock lite) at 440m/100gr or 25m/20gr. The other twelve mini skeins were mill spun yarn, 100% Merino wool at 80m/20gr. When making this pattern in a different yarn, take these yardages and the difference in texture between the mill and sock yarn into consideration, as the pattern was designed specifically for these yarns. Total meters used: 2345m of fingering weight yarn.
I strongly recommend knitting the pattern with mini skeins or leftovers! It will bring out the best of the pattern.

Notions
Needles: 3.25mm / US 3 needles. Sufficient cord length to work a magic loop in the round. For the final rows you might want to consider to get a longer needle, as it adds up to quite a few stitches.
Other: one stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Additional 3rd needle of the same size.

Techniques used
Magic circle cast on, magic loop method, basic knit stitches, increases and decreases, slip stitches, two-color brioche, corrugated rib.

Photography by Jess Kavanagh and Cristian Altamirano.