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Swoop

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch in 2-ply fingering weight - blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 770 yards (549 - 704 m)
fingering, dk weights
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This is the second pattern for year 5 of my 7 Small Shawls eBook series.

Cast on along the left edge, this striped shawl forms a wing shape by building one wedge upon another. Lace inserts are written so that you never have to break yarn or carry a long piece of your second color along the edge. Magic! The shawl is bound off with a reverse stockinette stitch i-cord which provides a strong edge while blending in perfectly to the garter stitch of the shawl. Overall, this shawl is a fantastically relaxing knit!

Note that different knitting styles seem to affect garter stitch more than other stitches; beware that you may need to purchase extra yardage or go down in needle size if you are a loose knitter. It is also possible to omit one of the wedge repeats without adversely affecting the shawl. When choosing to substitute yarns, be sure to purchase extra yardage, as the different spin and fiber content of the yarn may affect the amount of yardage used.

This pattern includes full written instructions. There are no charts.


About the series:

Note knitCompanion set-ups can be purchased (in the knitCompanion store) for those who like to use knitCompanion, but do not wish to set up their own charts. There are no charts in Swoop, so no code is provided for this single pattern.

Welcome to year five of my subscription series! The idea for my first eBook subscription (Year One: The Pleiades) was born in 2010 while reading posts on Ravelry: people knitting 10 shawls in 2010. I decided to design and knit 10 shawls that year, and at the time I released my first subscription, I had 7 left to do. I reached my goal that year, and the next year I was back for more challenge. After that, I realized that I simply love doing these subscriptions. I won’t even pretend that there’s any other reason to do them! 7 is one of my favorite numbers, and so I am still doing 7 small (and not so small) shawls with 3 (my other favorite number!) accessories thrown in.

Lately, I’ve become more than a little obsessed with asymmetry. Asymmetry in color, shape, and stitch pattern…the more I have sketched and dreamed, the more possibilities have come to me. I ended up with a sheaf of designs, and I’m so excited to share them with you!!!

The patterns for this eBook will be delivered to subscribers within a subscription period ending in August, 2016. There is no specific delivery time for each pattern. All patterns will have charts and written instructions, and you will be able to make them out of one skein of sock yarn or an amount of sock yarn comparable to that needed for a pair of socks. Some will be two colors, and maybe even three! But you won’t need more than one skein of any color. There will be a few little extras sprinkled throughout and all patterns will be available to purchase separately!

Are you ready? Happy knitting!


Swoop gauge, dimensions and yarn information:

VERSION: fingering weight {dk weight}

MEASUREMENTS:
Width, tip to tip: 72 {70} inches after blocking; Depth: 25 {25} inches after blocking
Climate will affect shawl dimensions; humid climates will cause some loss of block measurements.

MATERIALS:
fingering weight shown: Anzula Dreamy 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 385yd (352 m)/4oz (115 g) skein or Anzula Squishy 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385yd (352 m)/4oz (115 g) skein; color: Charcoal (C1), Madam (C2), 1 skein each
optional additional colors: Black (C3), 10 yards; Pewter (C4), 10 yards; Gravity (C5), 10 yards

{dk weight shown: Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup dk 80% wool, 15% alpaca/llama, 5% tencel/ bamboo/silk/bison; 300yd (274 m)/4oz (115 g) skein; color: River Rock (C1), 1 skein
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup dk 80% wool, 15% alpaca, 5% tencel/ bamboo/silk; 300yd (274 m)/4oz (115 g) skein; color: Pumice (C2), 1 skein}

1 - set US 5 {7}/3.75 {4.5} mm circular knitting needles; 1 - US 7 {8}/4.5 {5} mm dpn for bind off

Stitch Markers (at least 12 plain plus 1 master), Tapestry Needle, T-pins, Blocking Wires (optional)

GAUGE:
18 sts/36 rows = 4”/10cm {14 sts/28 rows = 4”/10cm} in garter st after blocking. Every knitter’s gauge is different; please check gauge! Exact gauge is not important. However, a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage.

Note that purchasing the eBook represents a significant discount over purchasing each pattern separately. No refunds can be given for buying the patterns separately and then, at a later date, purchasing the complete eBook. If you have made a single pattern purchase in error and wished to purchase the book instead, please contact me within a week to resolve the issue. Thank you!