Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Color Shift Shawl - knit in Cascade 220 Fingering

Fingering weight yarn is not usually on my needles.  It probably has something to do with a crazy schedule and getting distracted by all of the fabulous yarns I am surrounded by on a daily basis.  I was quite pleased that I figured out a project that I could complete in about a week on a US 9 needle.  Double stranding the Cascade 220 Fingering allowed me to play with the colors that had been having full blown conversations about wanting to be a shawl.  Originally I had 8 repeats of the garter stitch section, but ran slightly over on the yarn requirement.  However, with that modification, this shawl will only require 3 skeins!  Essentially you start with 2 strands of Color A, then switch to 1 strand of A and 1 of B, then 2 strands of B, then 1 strand of B and 1 strand of C, and end with 2 strands of color C.
Materials:

  • 1 skein each of 3 different colors of Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 273 yds/50 g) - shown in 9593(A). 9332(B), 9594(C)
  • US 9 needles - I used a 32" Circular so I wouldn't struggle with the stitches falling off as it grew
  • 2 Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle
Abbreviations:
YO - Yarn Over
pm - Place Marker
sm - Slip Marker
K2Tog - Knit 2 Together
SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit
K - Knit

With Color A, cast on 4 stitches (Double Stranded).
Set-up 
1 - K1, YO, pm, K2, pm, YO, K1
2 - K
3 - K1, YO, K1, YO, sm,  K2, sm, YO, K1, YO, K1
4 - K

Pattern A - 
1 - K1, YO, K to marker, YO, sm, K2, sm, YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1
2 - K
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 a total of 7 times (14 rows)
Pattern B - 
1 -  K1, YO, K1 *[YO, SSK] - repeat from * to marker, YO, sm, K2, sm, YO, *[SSK, YO] - repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K1, YO, K1
2 - K3, *[K2Tog, YO] - repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K2, sm, K1, *[YO, K2Tog] - repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K3
Knit rows 1 & 2 - 2 times (4 rows)

Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 2 times (total 40 rows from cast on edge) (A+A)

Cut 1 strand of Color A with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color B (A+B) - Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 1 time (18 rows)

Cut 1 strand of Color A with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color B (B+B)
- Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 1 time (18 rows)

Cut 1 strand of Color B with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color C (B+C) - Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 1 time (18 rows)

Cut 1 strand of Color C with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color C (C+C) - Complete Pattern A (14 rows)

Bind off loosely
Weave in ends.





1 comment:

  1. This is nice! I think I will try it with the Cascade 220 fingering I have in my stash--if I can find it!

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