Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kid Seta - Light as a Feather Shawl

Kid Seta is a lovely blend of Super Kid Mohair and Silk with just a dash of Merino Wool added for loft.  There are 300 yards in one 25 gram ball and I thought it could be fun to see what I could make out of one ball.  It turned out to be the perfect travel project - very light weight and it fit in my purse very easily.  At times when I was working with it, the strand of yarn would seem to gently float  down to my lap.



Mohair is lovely to knit on big needles - it holds its shape and is allowed to breathe a bit.  One ball actually made a shawl that is about 46" across the top and 20" at the point.  The finished shawl would be a great one to keep with you to wear in the air conditioning or if it cools of in the evening and with about 25 g of yarn it is virtually weightless.

Materials
  • 1 ball Kid Seta (61% Super Kid Mohair/35% Silk/4% Merino Wool – 300 yds/25 g) – shown in 19
  • Size US 7 needle
  • 2 Stitch Markers
  • Yarn needle
Finished Measuments & Gauge
  • Gauge unimportant
  • 1 skein = 46” wide across the top x 20” long at the point

Abbreviations
  • K – Knit
  • YO – Yarn over
  • K2Tog – Knit 2 Together
  • pm – Place Marker
  • sm – Slip Marker

CO 3 stitches
Row 1 - K1, YO, [pm]K1 [pm] YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Row 3 - K1, YO, K1, YO [sm]K1 [sm] YO, K1, YO, K1
Row 4 - Knit

Start Pattern -
Row 1 - K1, YO, Knit to Marker, YO, [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Do 7 times

Lacey rows
Row 1 - K1, YO,  [K2Tog, YO] to 1 stitch before marker K1, YO [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K1, [YO, K2tog] to last  stitch, YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit

Switch between 2 patterns until reach desired length
Bind off very loosely
Weave in ends

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