Parallelism by Kyle Vey


May 2018
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
34 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic stockinette (see pattern)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 - 1175 yards (732 - 1074 m)
1 (adjustable)
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Thanks for checking out the Parallelism shawl! I hope you like what you see.

This asymmetrical shawl is a simple stockinette knit that uses slipped stitches to create a subtle mosaic pattern and crossed / cabled stitches to add stripes that run the length of the garment. The pattern calls for two skeins of contrasting yarn, and it is a great opportunity to show off some of those beautiful colors you’ve probably been saving. The pattern is quite easy to learn and memorize at parts, so this is a great project to work on while watching tv or multi-tasking. Whether you are knitting it for yourself, a friend, or a family member, the future recipient is bound to love it.

Here’s a quick summary of the pattern based on the original sample:

-- 100 in (254cm) in length
-- 24 in (61cm) in depth

Yarn Requirements:
This pattern requires two skeins of heavy lace-weight or light fingering-weight yarn in contrasting colors, and it can be adjusted to different accommodate different yardages. Details of the yarns used in the sample shown are provided below. Both of these skeins were essentially fully utilized.
-- Color A (Gradient): One skein of Blue Brick Point Pelee Lace in Copper Slate (heavy lace/light fingering, 130 grams, 720 yds / 658 m)
-- Color B (Variegated): One skein of Anzula Cloud in Charcoal (heavy lace/light fingering, 114 grams, 575 yds / 526 m)

-- 3.25 mm / US 3 circular needles or size needed to obtain approximate gauge.

-- After washing and lightly blocking, 34 sts by 52 rows = 4 in x 4 in / 10 cm x 10 cm in the slipped-stitch, mosaic portion of the shawl.

Other Materials:
-- Cable needle (optional)
-- Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Types of Instructions:
-- Written
-- Charted

Techniques Used:
-- Knitting flat
-- Cabled / crossed stitches
-- Slipped stitches
-- Increases / decreases

Special thanks to Megan for test knitting this pattern. You are truly a masterful knitter, and your color choice is amazing! I’d also like to extend a huge thanks to Shireen Nadir from The Blue Brick for her awesome photography and Julie Crawford of Knitted Bliss for modeling the shawl. You two make it look so effortless!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Reach out! I’ll do my best to respond back as quickly as I can.