Making Advances by Jennifer Dassau

Making Advances

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
75” length and 22” depth
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Alternating textures in two colors decorate a bold triangle shawl, then advance unexpectedly to one side, for an asymmetric finish. Color choice is the focus; the shape is long and easy to wear, and the knitting simple and relaxing.

Making Advances is worked topdown from a garter tab CO for the main triangle, then stitches are bound off on one side and the remaining side is worked in a long asymmetric extension.

Techniques & Skills Used: garter tab CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing.

Size: 75” length and 22” depth.

Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino wool; 400 yards/366m/100g); 1 skein each colors A and B, shown in Urchin and Vengeance, respectively. The sample used approximately 355 yards A and 395 yards B. Using a drapey single or loosely plied yarn will help minimize rolling at the long bottom left edge.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 19 st and 38 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

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