Reflector is the perfect project for two special skeins of fingering weight yarn. Alternating stripes in Stockinette Stitch and Garter Stitch create a subtle texture that complements the boldly contrasting colours. A simple Intarsia colour change at the middle of each row gives the shawl its unique two-colour look, and the Picot Bind Off adds a beautiful finished edge without competing with the bold look of the rest of the piece.
One size (adult)
57 cm/22¾” deep and 165 cm/66” wingspan, after blocking
22 stitches & 40 rows = 10 cm/4″ in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
730 m/800 yd fingering weight yarn in two colours as follows:
C1: 365 m/400 yd
C2: 365 m/400 yd
Shown in Flock Fibre Studio Daydream MCN Fingering (70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 365 m/400 yd per 115 g/4.06 oz skein) in colours C1: Weathervane (1 skein) and C2: Coy Koi (1 skein).
One 100 cm/40” circular needle, size 3.75 mm/US 5 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Additional Tools and Notions
3 stitch markers, 3 removable stitch markers (optional), digital scale, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins (optional but strongly recommended), measuring tape
This shawl is started with a Garter Tab Cast On and worked with alternating Garter Stitch and Stockinette Stitch stripes. The centre spine stitches are maintained in Garter Stitch and there is a colour change on every row.
Stitch patterns are written only (no charts).
LOW VISION ACCESSIBILITY
The low vision version of this pattern has the following features:
- Black text on white background
- 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
- Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
- No italics
- Fully written directions (no charts)
- All left-justified text
- 2.54 cm/1” margins
- Single column format
- All images are captioned
Price: $8.00 CAD/$6.25 USD