Transitions Shawl by Kam - handknitbykam

Transitions Shawl

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 - 1155 yards (1052 - 1056 m)
one size
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Through our lives, we transition from one place to another. We go from bright, colourful, bold moments, to darker, grey skies and then we go back to full colour. While designing this shawl, I wanted to represent those transitions through the yarns, I wanted something meditative, no complicated stitches, nothing to think about but knit and purl, and get into that zone where your mind can wonder and you can reflect on what you are going through. I hope working on this shawl brings you joy.

The shawl is a ¾ square shape, which is perfect to drape around your shoulders while covering your back. I think this is one of my favourite shapes because it won’t slip off your arms, and it is big enough to keep you warm and cosy during the coming winter months.

This shawl uses 4 different colours; I suggest using two neutral contrasting colored yarns, a speckled yarn and a semi solid or contrasting yarn so you can see the color work throughout your project.

Materials

3.25 mm (3 US) / 40” circular needles

3.75 mm (5 US) / 32” circular needles (to bind off)

Cool Gray (Color A) 115g – 420 yards/384 metres – WN Yarns Merino Sock yarn (80% merino super wash/20% nylon) (100g - 365yards/334 metres used approximately)

Blue Raspberry Orchid (Color B) 115g – 378 yards/345 metres – WN Yarns Merino Sock yarn (80% merino super wash/20% nylon) (100g - 329 yards/300metres used approximately)

Turquoise (Color C) 115g – 378 yards/345 metres – WN Yarns Merino Sock yarn (80% merino super wash/20% nylon) (82g – 269 yards/246 metres used approximately)

Bad Wolf (Color D) 100g – 400 yards/365 metres – Stitch Please Fingering Weight (100% Superwash Merino wool) (48g – 192 yards/175 metres used approximately)

Level

Intermediate beginner

Gauge

Measured over stockinette stitch after blocking – 24 sts and 28 rows 4in/10cm

** Gauge is not essential for the design, although keep in mind that your gauge will determine the amount of yarn you require for the shawl and it will affect the final measurements.