Pipes by Nancy Whitman
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February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
997 yards (912 m)
one size
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Pipes is a bias knit garter stitch shawl that starts at the right tip and ends at the left edge. The entire shawl is made up of two simple rows of knitting with increases worked at the start of every right side row. Just when you are ready for something more than rows of garter stitch, you begin the striped “pipe” section. Ten of the pipes have extensions that connect them to the next pipe. Extensions are worked over four rows using intarsia for color changes. The shawl is completed with a second main color section.

The center of Pipes is where you can let your personality shine. Careful color selection can highlight the pipes or the spaces between the pipes. You can be bold and bright, more subdued and neutral, use a color changing yarn, a gradient set, or even do some stash busting.

Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.

Blocked Measurements
• Width: approximately 63˝/180 cm
• Center depth: approximately 26˝/66 cm

22 stitches/42 rows = 4˝/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking and

• Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards 384 m per skein, 1 skein Ink (MC), 1 skein Farmhouse White (CC), and small amounts of pipe colors C1-C11. Actual yardage used is approximately 390 yards 356.5 m MC, 158 yards 145 m CC and the following pipe colors:
• 29 yards 27 m each C1 and C2
• 39 yards 36 m each C3 and C4
• 43 yards 40 m each C5, C6, and C7
• 46 yards 42 m each C8, C9, C10, and C11
• US size 6/4.0 mm circular needles at 40˝/100 cm long.
• Tapestry needle