Linear Moods by Xandy Peters

Linear Moods

June 2018
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 - 1400 yards (1097 - 1280 m)
101" (257cm) x 38" (97cm) triangle shape. (adjustable)
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This wrap uses contrasting gradient yarns to create a stunning visual effect. Stripes provide color contrast; shaping bends the stripes into a chevron shape; and the addition of short rows changes the width of each stripe. As the stripes cross the center line, the proportion of colors reverses from thick to thin and thin to thick. Picking the colors for this shawl is a lot of fun - you can go with harmonious hues for a subtle look, draw inspiration from nature as in the sample, or pick wildly contrasting tones for a statement piece.

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This pattern is fully adjustable in size and gauge. Full information to help you resize this pattern and adjust the instructions to fit your needs is available in this forum thread. If you do not see an answer to your question, please leave it in the comment section and I will get back to you within a few days.

Note: In this pattern, the yarns travel up opposite sides of the work and do not need to be broken and rejoined. Color A is always knit, and Color B is always purled. There is a video of the PFB increase used to shape purl rows on YouTube.

Essential Info

Finished Size: 101” (257cm) x 38” (97cm) triangle shape.
Yarn: Shawl is knit in 2 gradient colors, used in differing quantities. You will use 2/3 as much yarn for Color B as for Color A.
Color A - Appletree Knits Plush Fingering, 840 yards (768m) per 6oz (170g) skein (100% merino). Shown in colorway Cherry Blossom.
Color B - Appletree Knits Plush Fingering, 560 yards (512m) per 4oz (113g) skein (100% merino). Shown in colorway New Growth.
Needles: #5 (3.75 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needles.
Gauge: 22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.
Materials: Stitch Marker, tapestry needle, pins, blocking wires, blocking surface.