Potions Mistress by Jennifer Dassau

Potions Mistress

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
475 - 1425 yards (434 - 1303 m)
80” wingspan and 40” depth; customizable.
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Become the mistress of your own potion, and mix up a concoction to satisfy and delight. Use three (or more!) colorful yarns as ingredients, and blend them together to produce a bias shawl that evolves through dynamic color changes.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing, easy lace; instructions for this pattern are both fully written and charted.

Size: 80” wingspan and 40” depth; this shawl may be customized in length and depth to accommodate varying yardage.

Yarn: Julie Asselin Milis (100% superwash merino wool; 475 yards/ 438m/115g); 1 skein each A, B and C, shown in Clair de Lune, Sunset and Arlequin, respectively. The sample used almost all of the yardage from each skein, but any amount of yarn in any combination may be used; see Designer’s Notes.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 36 rows/4” in garter stitch and lace pattern, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters and to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover. For questions or to show off your shawl, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.