Skyglow by Inese Sang

Skyglow

Knitting
October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1120 - 1200 yards (1024 - 1097 m)
One Size
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Skyglow is a bias knit shawl with equally applied increases and decreases on both sides of the work to create a gently sideways slanting texture. Scalloped lace pattern with twisted rib is worked on both sides of the project and runs same throughout the shawl in alternating colourways. I think the beauty of this shawl lies in the texture, that seems plain from the distance, but really opens up and blooms up close, and in the unique, seemingly watercolour variegated CC, which softly blurs the colours from distance and reveals the twisted rib stitches only at a closer look.

Skyglow started as an obsession with Rachelle’s (Moondrake Co.) Sunset Taiwan colourway. And it was during our trip to San Diego last year, when we were sitting on the beach late evening trying to hang onto another beautiful sunset, when I kept looking at it, and all I could see was the yarn colourway. It was a split second decision to finally go ahead and make a room on my needles for something beyond grey. (Grey - I still love you.)
The shawl is inspired by those glowing traces of sunset, broken pieces of colours that blend into each other and pour softly over the sky and the sand.

The pattern includes full written instructions, is also fully charted and includes stitch count checklists for easy reference.

The pattern has been thoroughly tech edited and test knitted.

SKILLS INCLUDED: twisted stitches, working lace YOs and central double decreases on both sides of the project, working shawl shaping decreases & increases on both sides of the project.

SIZE: Wingspan: 79” (200 cm). Depth: 27” (68.5 cm).

YARN & YARDAGE:
Moondrake Co. Soft Fingering 100% superwash merino single ply fingering; 437 yds (400 m) per 100 gr skein].
Total of 3 skeins – 1220 yds ( 1116 m).
Main Colour: Silver, 820 yds (750 m) – 2 skeins.
Contrast Colour: Sunset Taiwan, 400 yds (366 m) – 1 skein.
OR
Single ply fingering yarn: 1220 yds ( 1116 m).
Main Colour: 820 yds (750 m) – 2 skeins.
Contrast Colour: 400 yds (366 m) – 1 skein.
Important 1: Pattern has been written specifically for a single ply fingering weight yarn. If you use plied fingering yarn, the final look and texture might differ from the sample.
Important 2: Pattern consumes almost all the yarn (swatch included), If you knit loose or your gauge tends to loosen throughout a project, you might need extra yarn in MC and CC.

YARN KITS for pre-orders are available here

NEEDLES: US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars with 32” (80 cm) cable. (or size to obtain gauge)

GAUGE: 30 sts x 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern however, if it differs considerably, it might affect the final look, size and yardage of the project.

NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.