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Designed by Claudia Q for Eweknit
The Bias Shawl (an accidental name that we are sticking with now since we printed all the patterns with it! Oops), designed by Eweknit's Claudia Q is the perfect portable knitting project for on-the-go knitters. It is simple to make, yet will keep you engaged from cast on to bind off with it's changing stripe and textured stitch patterns. It's knit up in our favourite Shibui yarns Pebble and Silk Cloud held together to create a fabric that is both soft and airy.
Length (approx): 80” / 203 cm
Width: 22” / 56 cm
Shibui Pebble (light fingering weight; 48% recycled silk, 36% fine merino, 16% cashmere; 224 yards / 205 meters per 25g)
(A) Bone - 3 skeins
(B) Graphite - 1 skein
Shibui Silk Cloud (lace weight; 60% kid mohair, 40% sik; 330 yards / 300 meters per 25g)
(A) Bone - 2 skeins
(B) Graphite - 1 skein
*Please note that one strand of Pebble and one strand of Silk Cloud are held together throughout the pattern. When instructions refer to yarn colours (ie. yarn A), it is referring to both strands held together in the designated colour.
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5.00 mm (US 7) straight or circular needles (worked flat)
or needles required to obtain correct gauge
20 sts & 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st with a strand of Pebble and Silk Cloud held together.
Long-tail cast on
Knitting and Purling
Working different instructions simultaneously
Increasing and decreasing
Changing yarn colours
Worked in a strand of light fingering yarn held together with a strand of mohair, this shawl is knit on the bias and begins at the bottom corner, increasing at each side to create a triangle. The main body of the shawl is worked using increases and decreases to create biasing lines. The shawl is then decreased to the opposite corner. When pattern indicates a colour change, join yarn at side of work leaving a tail to be woven in. When working stripe sequences that have less than 2 rows between colour changes, loosely carry yarns up the back side of work rather than breaking yarn for each colour change. For stripe sequences of more than 2 rows between colour changes, break yarn leaving a tail, and weave in at the end or as you go.