Vincent and the Doctor by Fatimah Hinds

Vincent and the Doctor

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in twisted stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
6.5 mm (K)
450 yards (411 m)
One Size
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“Once upon a time there was a beautiful, interesting yarn. The colors were gorgeous and highly variegated. What could one make with such a specimen?”

This shawl came about from a love of the Dragonfly Fibers yarn Pixie, the desire to make something budget conscience (only ONE hank of yarn is needed) and the necessity for an item to make with variegated yarn so that the colors and the pattern will work together. With the large needle size this shawl is done in a flash!

Details: Vincent and the Doctor is a rectangular shaped shawl knit biased using short rows. No previous experience knitting short rows is necessary. Almost all stitches are worked ‘twisted’ as in knit through the back loop. This along with the lace pattern and colors give the piece a beautiful fluid ‘movement’.The lace pattern can be challenging at first. If you have any problems or questions please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Size: 12 inches x 66 inches
(This is totally determined by blocking. The fabric is very stretchy and has an interesting texture and look even without blocking.)

Yarn: 1 hank Dragonfly Fibers Pixie, Starry Night colorway or 1 hank Dragonfly Fibers Dance, Heliotrope colorway (approx 475 yds)

Needle:US size 10.5 / 6.5 mm needles

The lace stitch was found in the Harmony Guides Lace and Eyelets edition. The name is based on the Dr. Who episode in which he meets Vincent Van Gogh. It seemed apropos for this ‘Starry Night’ colorway.