Unruly

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Garter stitch, stripes, short rows: Unruly adds its own voice to a familiar theme. The shawl is worked from the top down with stripes in three pretty colors. Two stripes widen towards one side of the shawl, followed by two that widen towards the other and so on, while with every color change the stripes grow. Unruly is easy to knit, fun and a perfectly good excuse to spend time deciding what three colors would work best together.
Tech editor: Stephanie Boardman.

SIZE: One size.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length along bottom edge after blocking: 65.5 inches or 166.5cm.
Depth from top edge to bottom edge at deepest point after blocking: 22.75 inches or 58cm.

GAUGE
20 sts/40 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10cm) in garter stitch AFTER BLOCKING. Gauge is not crucial for this project, however, to get the dimensions of the shawl pictured it is best to obtain gauge.

MATERIALS NEEDED
Fingering weight yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed for the shawl pictured.
Approximate yardage:
Main color: 340yds or 310m.
Contrasting color 1: 140yds or 130m.
Contrasting color 2: 190yds or 175m.
29-inch (or larger) US #7/4.5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE SHAWL PICTURED
Canopy Fingering [50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Viscose Bamboo; 200yds/183m per 50g.]. Main color [MC]: Cloud Forest; 2 skeins.
Contrasting color 1 [CC 1]: Manatee; 1 skein.
Contrasting color 2 [CC 2]: Parakeet; 1 skein.

TECHNIQUES
Garter tab cast on.
Short rows.
Increasing.

PATTERN NOTES
The shawl is worked from the top down in garter stitch, with increases on the edges to create the shape. The increases are a "make 1 left" and "make 1 right" increase worked on each side edge of the shawl on every row. Any short row technique works well for this shawl. I like the yarn over method of working short rows, which is explained in the pattern.


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