Synclines Shawl by Kavitha Raman

Synclines Shawl

January 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in 2-color slip stitch, pattern includes instructions for swatch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
484 yards (443 m)
One size, adjustable.
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Synclines Shawl is my contribution to The Sun and Fog Winter 2022 Stone edition. I am thrilled to be part of this lovely collection.
Photo Credit©: Ksenia Naidyon/Life Is Cozy
Yarn Credit©: Golden Sheep Fibers
Tech Editing by : gamerbabeknitter

The inspiration to this design are Synclines, which are folds of rock layers that slope upward on both sides of a common low point.

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The stitch patterns are fairly easy to memorize and makes for a mostly mindless and rhythmic knit once you settle into the knitting.

The pattern is written for DK weight yarn in 2 colors. But the design is quite adaptable to other yarn weights and yardages as well. I have included some directions in the pattern for such modifications.

This shawl uses an asymmetric construction that starts with a small cast on and is increased along one edge. The body of the shawl uses a 2-color slip stitch pattern in the bias. Stripes of mesh stitches are used for the border. The two stitch patterns approximate the look of syncline folds.
The result is a visually pleasing and stylish accessory.

The slip stitching makes for a thick warm fabric and the long leading edge of the shawl makes it easy to wrap around a couple times and keeps the shawl snug around the neck.

Wingspan: 67.5″ / 171 cm.
Depth: 15″ / 38 cm.

DK weight yarn in 2 colors.
Color A estimated yds / m: 239 yds / 219 m
Color B estimated yds / m: 245 yds / 224 m

Merino DK 4-ply by Golden Sheep Fibers (100% SW; DK weight; 245yd / 224 m per 100 g skein)
Color A : Michelle’s Shells (Lighter Pink); 1 skein
Color B: Everything’s Rosy (Dark Pink); 1 skein

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles min 24″ / 60 cm.

23 sts X 31 rows = 4″/ 10 cm, in 2-color slip stitch, blocked.
Gauge is not particularly important in this project. However please know that your finished measurements and yardage requirements would vary accordingly.

Tapestry needle.