Rickle by Laura Aylor


July 2021
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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It seems my design work is often shaped by what’s going on in my own life. The past few months have been difficult for my family and I just could never find the mental energy to design the cardigan that I had planned. This pattern was just what I needed. Super easy, practically mindless, and so much fun to watch the shape and the color variations interact! Originally my plan was to use my large stash of leftover Pashmina but even planning the color changes was too much so I pulled out a couple of balls of Noro Akari and let the yarn do all the work. My testers used variegated yarns, leftovers, and planned stripes and the shawls are amazingly different!

This shawl can be knit at any gauge and to any size. Instructions are given to calculate your cast-on number but feel free to post here or email me (email is in the pattern) if you need any help. (I have a math minor and geometry was my favorite!) If you want a 60-inch wingspan, there is a chart giving you the numbers you need from 3 to 6 stitches per inch so you won’t have to do any math. The yarns I have listed are the ones I am using in all my iterations but the sky is the limit! Be sure to check the project gallery for lots of other ideas.

Shown in Noro Akari at a gauge of 4 stitches per inch - estimated yardage at that gauge is 900 yards for a 64-inch wingspan. For different gauges/sizes, obviously your yardage will be different. There is a checkpoint where you can see if you need to make adjustments to avoid running out of yarn, but you will need a scale for that.

Skills required
Long-tail cast-on
Increasing with kfb
Slipping stitches
Icelandic bind-off (instructions provided)

A coloring page is included to use for planning your striping if you’re going that route.

Pattern chat thread is here.

Shown in Noro Akari in colorway number 13