Melted Mirage by Stephen West
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Melted Mirage

Knitting
October 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in brioche ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1380 yards (1262 m)
One Size
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Experience the frothy brioche fabric using Qing Fibre Melted Suri alpaca yarn. Hold one strand of fluffy alpaca for the background color. Blend the foreground colors with the Westknits Marled Fade technique. Hold two strands together and replace one color at a time for a gradual melted color transition. Finish the shawl with a colorful tassellated border.

Finished Measurements: 34” / 86cm wingspan length, 22” / 56cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight held double for the foreground.
One strand of Qing Fibre Melted Suri for the background. You can substitute 2 strands of lace weight mohair silk held together for a fluffy background color.

Yardage: MC - 1000yds / 914m total. MC is held double. Each strand of MC requires 500yds / 457m

CC - 380yds / 347m (2 skeins Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri)

MC is held double. Three skeins of fingering weight wool is the minimum requirement for MC or five skeins for a more colorful fade. Sample shown in 5 colors for MC.

Yardage requirements include enough yarn to make tassels.

Shown in: MC - Qing Fibre Merino Singles & BFL fingering weight wool bases
Colorways - Soft Grey (cream speckles)
Beeswax (speckled light gold)
Embers (speckled deep gold)
Honeycomb (golden brown)
Rambutan (red)

CC - Qing Fibre Melted Suri in Peachy colorway

Needles: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular

Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 sts & 17 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color
brioche ribbing

Errata: Row 11 RS MC stitch count is 87 stitches.