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Zagonal by Nim Teasdale
The Fibre Co.
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
967 yards = 2.95 skeins
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering
7 yards in stash
0.98 skeins = 321.4 yards (293.9 meters), 98 grams
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering
7 yards in stash
0.98 skeins = 321.4 yards (293.9 meters), 98 grams
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering
3 yards in stash
0.99 skeins = 324.7 yards (296.9 meters), 99 grams

Zagonal is a half-hexagon-ish wrap where the bind off is in the middle instead of at the end!

It contrasts zigzagging lace with dynamic textured stripes, and is designed to be warm, cosy, and fun to knit. It has an engaging and flexible construction that increases until the last third, when it is partly bound off, then decreases down to a single st.

The size of the shawl is adaptable, both the texture stitch and the lace sections can be worked to any size. The formula for the stripes is quick to memorise, and the lace panels can be inserted at intervals of your choice.

Starting weights:
Grey weighs 101
Purple 102.5
Ginger 102.4
4mm needle.

Weights used:
br=3.9, ppl=3.8, gr=2.85. 10.5g rem.
Total used=296
Meas 195x70cm (77x28 in)

I aimed to use as much yarn as possible, but if you prefer not to play yarn chicken it’s easy to avoid. The pattern is designed so the knitter can shift between stripes and lace as easily as possible. If you’re using the same sequence I did, a little bit less lace before the half bind off would give you plenty of spare to work with.

Special thanks to the sheep of the Carpathians who wandered into our back yarn in Magura while we were in the middle of taking photos. Nice timing. :)

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by The Fibre Co.
60% Merino, 30% Masham, 10% Mohair
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  • Project created: August 29, 2018
  • Updated: December 11, 2018
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