Mythaca by Laura Nelkin


November 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch, unblocked on Ndl A with MC
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Approx. 58 inches [147 cm] wide by 25 inches [63 cm] deep
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Mythaca: a shawl to celebrate virtual Knit Ithaca! Mythaca has fingerlakes, gorges, rocks, and clouds, just a little bit of what Ithaca has to offer!

This shawl has modifications, so you can go all out with beaded brioche and double-sided lace or take it easy with garter stitch and simpler intuitive lace. You know what your needles need!

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Approx. 65 grams Size 6/0 Japanese Seed Bead Mix
Dental floss threader (for stringing beads)
Tool for placing beads- super floss, .75-1 mm steel crochet hook, or a Beadle Needle

Yarn Usage
MC- 420 yd 384 m of fingering weight yarn
CC1- 670 yd 613 m of lace weight yarn
CC2- 210 yd 192 m of lace weight yarn

MC- Undeniably Loopy, Finger Lakes Yarn (65% Suffolk x Texel wool, 15% Horned Dorset cross colored wool, 15% nylon; 440 yd 400 m/3.5 oz 100 g); undyed
CC1- Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Ellsworth (100% Dorset wool;
880 yd 805 m/4 oz 113 g); Chrysoprase
CC2- Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Ellsworth (100% Dorset wool;
880 yd 805 m/4 oz 113 g); Castelvetrano

Errata fixed with rev 1:
Brioche Rocks Transition Row 1: … knit to 2 sts before marker, yo twice, k2, k1 wrapping yarn twice, k1.
Transition Row 2 (WS): With MC, sl2 purlwise wyif dropping extra wrap, p1, p2, k1, purl to quadruple yarnover, …

Errata fixed with rev 2:
Written Directions Cumulus Row 13: kfbf, not kfb
Cumulus chart repeat ends with 16 sts, not 14.
Brioche Rocks Chart missing knit symbols on Row 20.

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