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Stripes ahoy! If you're in the mood for some more stripes this summer Centrifugue may be just the thing. Celebrating the fun of stripes with a whimsical, asymmetric design of stripes that widen toward the shawl's edges, Centrifugue reminds me both of the effect of a centrifuge, which pushes things from a center towards the edge, and the musical composition technique of the fugue, in which two or more voices built on a theme. The latter description fits particularly well if you substitute the word "colorways" for "voices"! Centrifugue is worked entirely in garter stitch, with the first approximately three-quarters of the shawl done in all knit rows and just as you're about ready for a change of pace, the last one-quarter done in all purl rows.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length along top edge after blocking: 48 inches or 122cm.
Length along bottom edge after blocking: 71 inches or 180cm.
Depth from top edge on left side edge after blocking: 10 inches or 25cm.
Depth from top edge on right side edge after blocking: 11 inches or 28cm.

GAUGE: 18 sts/36 rows = 4 x 4" (10 x 10cm) in garter stitch AFTER BLOCKING.

MATERIALS: Fingering weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, amounts as follows: Color A: approximately 410 yards or 375m, Color B: approximately 410 yards or 375m, 1 US #6/4mm circular needle of 29" (40cm) in length or longer or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 cable needle and 1 darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE SHAWL PICTURED: Color A: Knit Picks Palette [100% wool; 231yd/211m per 50g skein]; color: Turmeric; 2 skeins.
Color B: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light [100% merino wool; 420yds/384m per 100g]; color: Mineral; 1 skein.

© Linda Wilgus, 2008-2010