Wild Swan

October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
656 - 766 yards (600 - 700 m)
132 - 142 rows
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Available in English. Charts only.

The MKAL will run in the Gorgeous Gradients Group from 1 January to 15 February, find the thread HERE. All clues have been released.

Difficulty: Medium to advanced. Charted RS rows only, WS rows are purled except for edge sts and double yo’ers.

Yarn: You can use practically any blockable fingering (or heavy lace weight) yarn. 656 - 766 yards (600-700 m). Pattern has been test knit in Vivid Fiber Arts Lux (high twist), Farbmasche Merino/bamboo/silk 400, a handspun bfl/alpaca/silk/angora mix, and several others.

Beads: There are several possibilities for adding beads if you wish. Some suggestions will be offered, one adding 1300 beads, the other 882 (or both, making 2182 for the die hards!) Less will also be possible. You could bead the picot edge, too. If you follow the MKAL thread HERE, you will be able to get more advice on both lighter and heavier beading options if you need it.

Construction: The shawl is worked from the neck down and bound off using either a knitted picot bind off or a crochet picot bind off, according to taste.

Size: Approximately 23 inches (58 cm) deep and 52 inches (132 cm) wing span. As written, the pattern can be ended between row 132 and 142, so final size will depend on where you decide to end, your yarn weight and needle size.

Needles and hooks: Size US 5 (3.5 mm) circular needle or the size you need to get a fabric you like. Cable needle. Spare needle for the cast on and I-cord tab may be useful but is not strictly necessary. Crochet hook a size larger than your needle for the bind off (or use a knitted bind off if you don’t like crochet).

Other notions: Stitch markers (also a fair amount of removable ones, unless you’re very good at reading your knitting). Darning needle.