"Kallsruh"-Tuch - Fantastitch
December 28, 2020
January 20, 2021

"Kallsruh"-Tuch - Fantastitch

Project info
Fantastitch by Stephen West
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Me, fun and use up leftovers
Smaller from pattern, app. 2,50 m long, 50 cm deep after blocking
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Zwerger Garn Opal 4 fach 4 ply
3 skeins = 1394.4 yards (1275.0 meters), 300 grams

Well, as a person living close to Karlsruhe, I HAD to knit this shawl, right? Karlsruhe is also called the “Fan city” (Fächerstadt) as the grid of the city looks like a fan, with the castle being the centre…

I am planning to use a box of leftover sockyarns for this.

December 29, 2020

Did not to the cables for the first slip stitch section, but just slipped them.

Started slip stitch blocks today

January 1, 2021

Worked on contrast garter ridges no. 4 in slip stitch Vs - it is easier now as I can see the pattern and do not have to keep counting repeats…

January 3, 2021

Finished diagonal ribbing, go on with slip stitch dots instead of seed stitch.

January 5, 2021

Finished 8th row of slip stitch dots - those are loooong rows now and I prefer working on this by daylight, so I do not make that much progress currently

January 10, 2021

Finished honeycomb slip stitch section, will do the two row stripe and start the border after that.

January 20, 2021

About to bind off! Will not do an Icord, but single crochet bind-off. Did only 5 brown garter ridges for the ZigZag border, will probably huge anyway.

I am curious to see how big this will be after blocking. Was really fun knitting, though the rows were VERY long in the end (about 30 minutes per row…). Might try it again with “proper” yarn, not sockyarn scraps, maybe to be inspired by the “real” Karlsruhe colours - the castle is light yellow, for example, a lot of the trimming cream white, the lawn around it green and the typical sandstone used from the area a redish-pinkish brown.

January 21, 2021

Wow - as espected, it grew quite a lot in blocking, size is now ok, would not liked a longer shawl. Really like how it looks when worn.

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by Zwerger Garn
Light Fingering
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
465 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: December 28, 2020
  • Finished: January 20, 2021
  • Updated: January 21, 2021
  • Progress updates: 3 updates