Ignition Point Shawl by Martha Wissing

Ignition Point Shawl

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1580 yards (1445 m)
13¾ (17¼)" wide and 71¾ (78¾)" long. Shawl shown measures 17¼".
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The Ignition Point Shawl’s simple colorwork and lace motifs radiate out from a centerline, creating an asymmetrical wrap with endless styling possibilities. This shawl is worked back and forth in rows.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 13¾ (17¼)“ wide and 71¾ (78¾)” long. Shawl shown measures 17¼“.

Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% merino wool; 395 yd 361 m/skein): red fox (light orange; A) and saffron (dark orange; B), 2 skeins each.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 48 rows = 4” in garter st.

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  • This shawl is worked back and forth in rows. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Errata: For anyone making this, keep in mind when you put the second part back on the needles and it tells you to work rows 1-62 as for first half, make sure you are reversing the shaping or you will get a funny shape!!

Chart B shows it correctly.

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