Shale Nouveau by NellKnits
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Shale Nouveau

January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in 6 stitches and 9 rows to the inch, unblocked, in pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1155 yards (1056 m)
18 inches wide by 64 inches after light blocking
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Kismet Fiber Works Gradient Shades inspired this variation of an Old Shale stitch pattern. The undulation of rows breaks the flow from one shade to the next in a beautiful way.
Neither taxing, nor dull, this work was just right for the hours of ever darkening evenings of late fall to early winter.

1 Five Skein Kismet Gradient Kit, 50 gram skeins, 231 yards per skein, 1155 yards total.
Shown in Wink
US5 needles or size needed to achieve gauge
7 Stitch Markers, if desired.
Gauge is 25 stitches and 36 rows to 4 inches, unblocked, in pattern.
Approximate Finished Dimensions :
20 inches wide by 68 inches after light blocking.