Shifting Light by Allie Alfonso

Shifting Light

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
790 - 800 yards (722 - 732 m)
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Shifting Light utilizes one- and two-color linen stitch to create a sunset-like gradient as the piece moves from one color to the next. The simple pattern repeat makes it easy to personalize the shawl – try it with three or four colors instead of two (as pictured) or add more shifts for a larger finished piece. Choose your favorite variegated skeins and cast on to enjoy lovely textured color play and long, frilled ends.

Techniques: Linen stitch, increasing, decreasing, colorwork, picot bind-off

Yarn and Notions:
-Approximately 794 yards/197 grams fingering weight yarn in two colors. Color A (398yds/99g) and Color B (396yds/98g). Suggested yarn:
Long Dog Yarn (
Color A: 1 skein Frou Frou Drink (400yds/100g)
Color B: 1 skein Popsicle Stand (400yds/100g)
-US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles
-Tapestry needle and scissors
-Blocking mats and T-pins

Gauge: Approximately 7 stitches/inch in linen stitch (after blocking). Please keep in mind that linen stitch is tighter than standard stockinette or garter stitch.

Dimensions: Approximately 95in/241cm across by 15in/38cm center depth.

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