Song and Dance by BarbAnn Pappas

Song and Dance

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Exact gauge is not important for this project
US 4 - 3.5 mm
860 - 1250 yards (786 - 1143 m)
Approximately 21" wide, Customizable Length
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This is an interesting yet relaxing knit. It is a simple design to memorize.

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The beauty of this design uses two different stitch patterns that create a rhythmic and beautifully textured fabric. The combination of an easy lace sequence and a series of simple short row shapes move easily across the row.

The lace sequence made with Yarnovers, and K2togs creates eyelet contrast stripes. Like the notes on a page of music it moves rhythmically across the fabric.

The short row shapes made by knitting back and forth, sway like dancers moving across the dance floor. Short Rows are created using German Short Rows - described in pattern.

These two elements, are not only relaxing and enjoyable to knit but are interesting as you watch the colors emerge across the fabric.

Finished Width is Approx. 21” Customizable length can make a long rectangular shawl or a shorter rectangle can be folded to be worn as a poncho.

Two or three contrasting colors of yarns are needed to expose the beauty of this design. Fingering or Sport weight yarns have been used for samples.
Choose a gradient or self-striping yarn and let the colors unfold as you knit. Or using multiple colors create your own unique palette. You can actually add as many colors as you like.

First sample Shawl (orange-purple) is made with 3 Fingering Weight yarns: Freia Handpaints
SIZE 21x68”
Color A - approx. 650 yds - Freia Handpaints Ombré Shawl Ball Merino Fingering - Gradient - Dusk
Color B - approx. 430 yds - Freia Handpaints Semi-Solid Shawl Ball Merino Fingering - Charcoal
Color C - approx. 160 yds - Freia Handpaints Freia Minikins - Dusk

Second Sample Shawl (Purple-Green) is made with Fingering Weight yarns:
SIZE 21x68”
Color A - approx. 700 yds - Uneek Fingering - color 3003
Color B - approx. 460 yds - Uneek Monokrom Fingering - color 3063
Color C - approx. 160 yds - Uneek Monokrom Fingering - color 3055

Third sample Shawl (Blues) is made with 3 Fingering Weight yarns: Malabrigo Sock
SIZE 21x66”
Color A - approx. 650 yds - Malabrigo Sock Minis
Water Green
Reflecting Pool
Impressionist Sky
Cote d’ Azure
Velvet Grapes
Color B - approx. 430 yds - Malabrigo Sock
Color C - approx. 160 yds - Malabrigo Sock

Fourth Sample Folded Poncho (Multi color) is made with Sport Weight yarns:
SIZE 21x48”
Color A - approx. 600 yds - Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool - Ghost Ranch
Color B - approx. 260 yds - Lorna’s Laces, Shepherd Sport - Monrovia

US 4 / 3.5 mm needles for Fingering Weight yarns
US 5 / 3.5 mm needles for Sport Weight yarns
This design can be knit with any weight yarn with appropriate needles that give you the look and feel you want.

11 stitch markers

Exact gauge is not important for this project, create a fabric that is desirable and soft. When knitting Lace Rows, a looser gauge will help to emphasize the eyelets.

German Short Rows
Yarn Over
sl1wyif - Slip stitch with yarn in front
Carry Yarn up the Side

The stitch pattern is described both in written instructions and charts.