Sunset Skies Shawl by Helen Stewart

Sunset Skies Shawl

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One size
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This shawl is the fifth shawl in The Shawl Society Season 4

A spectacular sunset is a gift in any setting, but on the beach you are treated to twice the show. Light streaks across the sky, bounces across the clouds, and then multiplies itself, reflected in the surface of the sea. There’s an urgent impulse to pull out a phone or camera to try to steal a picture to can bring back home. It may be fun to try, but there’s no way to truly capture the magic of these precious minutes. The whole wide-open sky and the glowing waves seem to dance for joy. The colours constantly shift and change. Every breath brings a new peak of beauty, an unexpected and unbelievable shade of rose, a more brilliant gold, a deeper contrast of sun and shadow.

How can something so ordinary be so magnificent? The sun sets every day all around the world, but every now and then there is a sunset that feels as if it belongs particularly to us, one that we will remember for the rest of our lives. All we have to do is stand in awe and soak it all in.

Sunset Skies is a crescent-shaped shawl, the fifth pattern of the season. This is a perfect stash buster, using 6 mini skeins or leftover scraps plus one skein of fingering weight yarn. This is a marvellous opportunity to play with shifting colours and shades. Garter stitch and some very simple eyelet lace sections make this an easy knit for relaxing evenings, while the fun short row shaping and playful stripes keep things interesting.

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 178cm (70”) diameter across top
edge
43cm (17”) neck to bottom edge

Yarn:
Moelview Yarn Infallible Light 55% BFL, 45% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein, 1 x 100g skein, Colourway: “light pink”
Moelview Yarn Infallible Light miniskeins 55% BFL, 45% Silk, 80m/87yds per 20g skein, 6 x 20g mini skeins

Colours:
A: “dusky pink”
B: “apricot pink”
C : “grey”
D: “lilac”
E “berry pink”
F: “oatmeal”
NOTE: the colourway names are my descriptions
as colourway names are not included in yarn information.

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Sample Used:
MC: ‘light pink” - 90g of fingering or sock weight
yarn totaling approximately 360m/394yds.

A: “dusky pink” - 4g of fingering or sock weight
yarn totaling approximately 16m/17.5yds.

B: “apricot pink” - 6g of fingering or sock weight
yarn totaling approximately 24m/26.5yds.

C: “grey” - 8g of fingering or sock weight yarn
totaling approximately 32m/35yds.

D: “lilac” - 10g of fingering or sock weight yarn
totaling approximately 40m/44yds.

E: “berry pink” - 12g of fingering or sock weight
yarn totaling approximately 48m/52.5yds.

F: “oatmeal” - 14g of fingering or sock weight yarn
totaling approximately 56m/61.5yds.

Needles:
4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions:
Tapestry needle
Removable stitch marker

Gauge:
16 sts/20 rows = 10cm (4”) in garter stitch
after blocking