Melting Transitions by Expression Fiber Arts

Melting Transitions

Knitting
September 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
850 yards (777 m)
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This pattern is available from expressionfiberarts.com for $5.00.

SIZE:

Approximately 70” x 18”, blocked.

MATERIALS:

Expression Fiber Arts Alpaca Silk DK yarn

Sample shown in: Restless (A), Puya (B), Moira (C), Sonder (D), Shiplap (E). These come all together in our Melting Hues kit.

The sample shown used approximately 850 yards total.

Needle:

US 8 (5.00mm)

Any size that is appropriate for the yarn selected. Refer to the tag/label for the recommended sizes.

SKILL LEVEL:

Advanced Beginner - For those knitters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Stitches include: k, p, kfb, and short rows.
Notes From the Designer:

Inspired by my first home: Alaska.

Winters in Alaska can be brutal. Extremely dark and cold and often very isolated and lonely. But when you make it through and the lakes begin to break up, the snow starts to melt, the sun gets higher and higher in the sky each day… Ahhhh. It’s a time of transition and hope and excitement for the spring and summer ahead!

This Melting Transitions wrap is designed to mimic that feeling of hope and renewal.

•A gorgeous and easy knitted shawl pattern, based on seed stitches and wedges. This pattern can use virtually any type of yarn, but is especially great for hand-spun or gradient yarns or fade kits.

•It’s a very enjoyable pattern as you don’t need to know exact yardage. You just knit wedges until you’re happy or until you run out of yarn. Woo!

•You will notice that all the wedges are nearly identical, with only a minor difference for the first and last wedge. You can adjust the width of a wedge by casting on an odd number of sts greater than 19.

Watch a tutorial of this pattern here! You’ll learn to how to get started with the shawl and work up through row 9.

New? Read about our pattern download process here.

“Most of our obstacles would melt away, if instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” -Orison Swett Marden