Vertizontal by Ursa Major Knits


September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 2 inches
in Garter
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2.25 mm (B)
420 - 580 yards (384 - 530 m)
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The Vertizontal shawlette is a one skein wonder, specially created for hand dyed yarns like Wollmeise, Socks That Rock, Austermann Handpainted, and all of the beautiful indie dyer skeins that are dyed in the dip dye fashion.

You will need at least 100g / 3.5oz of fingering yarn, but you can always use more, or even knit it with a lace yarn or any other weight, however you might need more yarn then, if you opt for a thicker kind.

It is a modular knit, but all pieces will be joined as you go, so no seaming is involved. You will find ample tutorials with technical advice, including a photo tutorial on how to knit backwards, which comes in handy with every project that includes very short rows or entrelac. Personally I even use it whenever I work stockinette in flat pieces to avoid purling. But this is completely optional. You won’t have to knit backwards, of course.

The Vertizontal is an absolute no brainer. Seriously this is the perfect project for travelling, knitting while watching the more intricate movies or whenever you are with others, which can lead to mistakes when knitting more intricate patterns that require a lot of attention. If you read all the instructions you won’t have to follow the pattern anymore after knitting the first four modules, which you will find in written and charted instructions.

The result is a shawlette with two different effects. One side underlines the horizontal display of the colors, while the other side promotes the vertical direction. It can be draped in various ways and it is fun experimenting with the options.

Happy knitting
Ursa Major