Shape Parade by Laura Dobratz

Shape Parade

October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
850 yards (777 m)
30”/ 76cm deep x 60”/ 152.5cm wide
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“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

This pattern can be found in issue five of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print at select local yarn shops or through our website, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Named for locally brewed craft beer from Fiddlehead Brewery, Shape Parade is a modified half-pi shawl inspired by the circus. It starts out, as all circus performances do, with a Grandstand. Increases then lead you to the tightrope walkers and then on to the jugglers and their rings. Next, you can imagine the poodles on their pedestals twirling in their tutus as you make your way to the end of the shawl, but the show isn’t over yet. You’ll finish under the Big Top while stilt walkers amaze you with their balancing act. After you bind off, it’s your turn to show off!

Size: 30”/ 76cm deep x 60”/ 152.5cm wide.

Needles: US 8/ 5.0mm or size to obtain gauge, 24”/ 60cm circular or longer.

Gauge: 18 sts = 4”/ 10cm over Stockinette stitch; gauge not critical.

Yarn: dk weight: 200 yards/183 meters MC; 210 yards/ 192 meters each CC1 & CC2; 230 yards/ 211 meters CC3.

Notions: 24 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Legacy Fiber Artz DK (75% superwash Merino, 25% nylon; 245 yards/ 100g) in Crack in the Sidewalk (MC), Grey Gardens (CC1), Whispering Pines (CC2), and Silver Lining (CC3).