Pero Shawl by Katy H. Carroll

Pero Shawl

April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, strongly blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
One size - 78" (198 cm) wingspan and 28.5" (72 cm) depth
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I cast on the Pero Shawl during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games intending to design a piece with a bold and graphic feel — something that would keep me engaged, but which would also be easy enough to work while gasping, cheering, and cringing along with the events. The shawl relies on a beautifully hued mini-skein set from Marianated Yarns and basic short rows for its simple but striking look. I think the “winged” motif is especially fitting for a time when athletes willingly fling themselves into the air over snow and ice!

Pattern contains written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT, Six Pack Perfection Mixed Marianade set (Contrast Colors 1-6) — 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon — 800 yds to 200 g in total (approx. 33 g of each color). Shown in colorway Racing Silks.

Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT, one solid skein (Main Color) — 400 yds to 100 g. Shown in colorway Bayou.

Approximate Yarn Use per Contrast Color (my yardage plus 10%):

CC-1 (orange) = 28 g (8 g for first stripe, 20 g for second)
CC-2 (teal) = 31 g (10 g for first stripe, 21 g for second)
CC-3 (pink) = 32 g (12 g for first stripe, 20 g for second
CC-4 (chartreuse) = 33 g (13 g for first stripe, 20 g for second)
CC-5 (purple) = 16 g
CC-6 (green) = 18 g

78” (198 cm) wingspan and 28.5” (72 cm) depth.

19 sts and 32 rows to 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st, strongly blocked.

PLEASE NOTE: Pattern is not dependent on gauge, but changes in gauge will affect finished size, look of motifs, and amount of yarn used. To ensure enough of each contrast color, be sure to use needle size that gives gauge.

Size US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 32” length or longer, plus size US 6 (4 mm) needle for bind-off.

Other Materials:
Three stitch markers, tapestry needle.

This pattern was professionally tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins (Meanest Mommy Knits). Many thanks to Marianated Yarns for the lovely yarn!