Mirror Lake by Cassondra Rizzardi

Mirror Lake

July 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
970 yards (887 m)
64 x 20”/ 162.5 x 51cm
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This pattern is available for $6.00.

“Truth is powerful and it prevails.”
-Sojourner Truth

Mirror Lake is a lovely rectangle that makes use of two skeins of the same gradient, used in opposite directions. Start one skein from the inside and one from the outside as you knit narrowing stripes. The colors will slowly blend together until the midpoint of the two skeins, where they will perfectly match. As you continue the second half of the shawl, the contrast between the two colors will slowly increase until finishing with a perfectly mirrored rectangle.

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Size: 64 x 20”/ 162.5 x 51cm, blocked.

Needles: US 8/ 5.00 mm straight needles or circular needles 16”/ 40cm or longer. Project is knit flat.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette st (single strand), unblocked.
18 sts and 22 rows = 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette st (single strand), blocked.

Yarn: DK weight: 970 yards/ 890 meters total: choose 2 skeins of the same gradient yarn, approximately 485 yards/ 445 meters each. Wind each skein into a ball or cake starting with opposite ends of the color gradient. For example: for a black-grey-white gradient yarn, one skein will be wound starting with black and ending with white, and the other will be wound starting with white and ending with black.

Notions: 3 removable progress keepers, a small kitchen scale, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Twisted Fiber Art Yummy (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yards/ 100g) in Dusk Evolutions. Two Extra Large skeins (485 yds/ 445 meters each) were used in this shawl.

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