Tropical Dilemma by Laura Dobratz

Tropical Dilemma

Knitting
May 2022
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
one size
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I live in the subtropics where we enjoy year round sunshine and hot sticky summers. I often find myself in a dilemma, do I dress for the weather outside or the weather inside? Outside the sun is blazing and inside the air is frigid, almost freezing! Enter Tropical Dilemma, the perfect take everywhere

This gorgeous shawl is knit from the top down, beginning with a garter tab cast on. As you add increases to the spine and edges a triangular shape is formed. The simple repeat of knits and purl rows are memorizable and meditative, making this the perfect lazy day, knit night or Netflix project! Grab a kit of colorful yarn or use up bits from your beautiful stash, this shawl is all about letting the yarn do the heavy lifting so you can relax and enjoy!

Yarn
10 colors (20g) each of fingering weight yarn.
Or, 810 total yards in as many or as few colors as you’d like. The pattern includes a color change guide for 10, 20 gram skeins but the pattern can be knit without it.

Sample knit in:
Emma’s Yarn Super Silky Theme pack in the color Salior’s Delight.
(10) 81 yard/ 20g smalls of 80% Merino, 20% Silk.

Needles and Notions
US Size 5 40 inch circular needle or size required for gauge.
2 stitch markers
darning needle

Gauge
17 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, after blocking. Gauge isn’t crucial but will determine how much yarn of each color is used, you may need to adjust color changes if your gauge is off.

Finished measurements
wingspan: 74 inches
depth: 37 inches

Skill Level
Beginner friendly!