February 2, 2012
August 5, 2012


Project info
Vortex Shawl by Kristina McCurley
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Kinna textil Fino Cablé
366 yards in stash
4 balls = 1465.4 yards (1340.0 meters), 200 grams
Ljungqvist Garn in Stockholm, Stockholms län

It’s insane, took three tries to get it right, but it went fast once I found the right pattern. I got it done in six months with breaks when the project wasn’t going the way I wanted it to, and three month break for a move. All in all, probably two and a half months of knitting time in the evenings.

I was constantly worried that it would be too small for the frame I’d chosen, but in the end I had to undo six rounds to make it fit. That was easier than I’d expected and it gave me a chance to fix a twisted stitch in the border.

It is done, and the summer isn’t over yet, so it will actually be used this year.

2012-09-21 When in use it looks alarmingly see through, but is actually quite efficient in blocking the sun. The fabric is much looser than woven parasol covers and probably would not work well in places with very intense sun, like Australia, but for a windy Swedish summer, it is perfect.


Chart explanations

Rows 1-4 on the chart are the set up rows. Rows 5-11 are the middle rows, and row 12 shows the final decrease row. After that, you can repeat rows 13 and 14 until you die of boredom or decide to stop. (I nearly died of boredom.) Finish the lace on an even row and finish off as you wish.

Symbol explanations

YO and knit are self-explanatory. K2tog (knit 2 together) and ssk (slip, slip, knit) are shorthands for right-leaning and left-leaning decreases. Feel free to substitute your favourite decreases. S2s1k3tog (slip 2, slip 1, knit 3 together) makes a double decrease with the middle stitch on top. K3tog (knit 3 together) makes a double decrease with the leftmost stitch on top. Again, feel free to substitute your favourite decreases, as long as the effect stays the same.

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  • Originally queued: February 2, 2012
  • Project created: February 2, 2012
  • Finished: August 5, 2012
  • Updated: January 18, 2014
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