Soundscape by Kim McBrien Evans


September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
Customizable; Finished Measurements With yarn and at gauge given, piece is 40 inches (101.5 cm) deep at deepest point by 65 inches (165 cm) wide.
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Hexagons are fun to knit and hold amazing design possibilities, but can be difficult to wear as a shawl. In order for them to be wide enough
to wear comfortably, they also have to be very deep, which is not as manageable. With Soundscape, that issue is solved with short rows. Short rows are worked to increase the width of the shawl faster than the depth would normally be worked. Contrasting stripes emphasize the short-row structure in a playful way. The result is a cozy shawl to wrap up in on cold days.

Finished Measurementsg
With yarn and at gauge given, piece is 40 inches (101.5 cm) deep at deepest point by 65 inches (165 cm) wide.

Yarn Substitution
Vintage No. 6 is a fingering-weight yarn with a recommended gauge
of 24–32 stitches per 4 inches (10 cm); however because the yarn is worsted spun, lots of air is trapped in the fibers, allowing it to be knit at
a larger gauge with no issues. Look for fingering- weight, worsted-spun yarns that have a similar recommended gauge, with the understanding that yarns from individual flocks and breeds will have characteristics that make your shawl unique.

Commercial Substitute
The Fiber Co. Arranmore Light. Although a DK- weight yarn, Arranmore Light is worsted spun, comes in a wide variety of colors, and knits up in a similar fabric to the Middle Brook Vintage No. 6.

Middle Brook Fiberworks Vintage No. 6 40% Shetland wool, 40% fine wool, 10% ramie, 10% silk; 396 yds (362 m) per 100 g (31⁄2 oz) skein: sample uses 2 skeins Natural Brown (MC) and 1 skein Natural Oatmeal (CC)
Note: Both the Natural Oatmeal and the Natural Brown shades of this yarn were overdyed at Indigodragonfly Studios in the same Smokey Plum color.

US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles—24 inches (61 cm) or longer
Or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers; tapestry needle

20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch