Reflector by Allison O'Mahony


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January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
798 yards (730 m)
One size
low vision format available
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Reflector is the perfect project for two special skeins of fingering weight yarn. Alternating stripes in Stockinette Stitch and Garter Stitch create a subtle texture that complements the boldly contrasting colours. A simple Intarsia colour change at the middle of each row gives the shawl its unique two-colour look, and the Picot Bind Off adds a beautiful finished edge without competing with the bold look of the rest of the piece.

This shawl is started with a Garter Tab Cast On and worked with alternating Garter Stitch and Stockinette Stitch stripes. The centre spine stitches are maintained in Garter Stitch and there is a colour change on every row.

One size

57 cm/22¾” deep (A) and 165 cm/66” wingspan (B), after blocking (see photos for schematic)

22 stitches & 40 rows = 10 cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking

730 m/800 yd fingering weight yarn in two colours as follows:

C1: 365 m/400 yd

C2: 365 m/400 yd

Shown in Flock Fibre Studio Daydream MCN Fingering (70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 365 m/400 yd per 115 g/4.06 oz skein) in colours C1: Weathervane (1 skein) and C2: Coy Koi (1 skein).

One 100 cm/40” circular needle, size 3.75 mm/US 5 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Additional Tools and Notions
3 stitch markers, 3 removable stitch markers (optional), digital scale, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins (optional but strongly recommended), measuring tape

2 out of 5

Stitch patterns are written only (no charts).

The LV version of this pattern has the following features:

  • Black text on white background
  • 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
  • Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
  • No italics
  • Fully written directions (no charts)
  • All left-justified text
  • 2.54 cm/1” margins
  • Single column format
  • All images are captioned

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