poison ivy by ash alberg

poison ivy

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in over main body chart, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
840 yards (768 m)
top edge: 76” (193cm); centre spine: 25” (63.5cm)
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poison ivy was designed alongside my students in shawl design 101 at wolseley wool, as part of the manitoba fibre festival 2017 collection. find out more about the collection here, and sign up here for my online course, the creative coven.

unlike the real poison ivy, you’ll want this lacy shawl touching your bare skin. a large all-over botanical lace makes up the body of this triangular shawl, and trailing leaves hang off one side with an i-cord bind-off creating a structured edge on the other side, echoing the crawling vines traveling up walls and along fences. pair this shawl with your favourite dark lipstick and remind people that you are like poison ivy - beautiful, but with a dark edge if dealt with carelessly.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 840 yards (768 metres), 200g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in madelinetosh’s tosh merino light (100% merino, 420 yards 384 metres, 100g) x 2 skeins

notions: tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

gauge: 16 stitches x 36 rows = 4” (10cm), over main body chart, blocked