Lava Lake by Stephen West

Lava Lake

May 2020
Qing Fibre Diamond
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1638 yards (1498 m)
One Size
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Choose five colors and fade them together for this large triangular shawl. This simple design is knit sideways in garter stitch from wingtip to wingtip. Lace columns accentuate the angles with smooth I-cord edges framing the entire piece. The colors fade to the middle of the shawl and then fade back to the originating color. This elegant design would also look smashing in a solid color!

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Finished Measurements: 109” / 277cm wingspan, 43” / 109cm along center point. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: Approximately 1638yds / 1498m total
Color A - 350yds / 320m (lightest color)
Color B - 399yds / 365m
Color C - 399yds / 365m
Color D - 320yds / 293m
Color E - 170yds / 155m (darkest color)

Shown in: Qing Fibre Diamond (80% Merino, 20% Silk; 399yds / 365m per 100g skein)
Color A - Flying (lightest)
Color B - Lavender Fire
Color C - Thrillseeker
Color D - Magma
Color E - Roller Coaster (darkest)

Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 7 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

The recommended gauge is for a loose flowy fabric. You can aim for a stitch count closer to 20 sts = 4” / 10cm for a smaller shawl with a more crisp fabric.