Hover has been designed especially to make the most of mini-skien sets and features a beautiful slipped stitch and yarn over section at the transition point between colours. The pattern contains instructions for different sized mini-skein sets (5 x 20g and 8 x 13g), and “Gone Wild” instructions for other sized sets (including left-overs), making it a versatile pattern for all seasons.
Named after the shawl’s shape, which resembles a hovering bird, Hover is knitted from side-to-side, increasing towards the mid-point and then decreasing back down. The desire to reach the next mini-skein and a decreasing stitch count in the second half, make Hover a motivating and fun shawl to knit.
The pattern includes full written instructions, links to helpful video tutorials to explain how to make the optional tassels, photographs, a schematic and has been fully tech-edited and test knitted.
What the test knitters said:
“I LOVED this pattern.”
“I don’t have to guess what I’m supposed to do next and everything I need to know is very well explained.”
“It’s a great summer knitting project and, in the right yarn, lovely to wear in the summertime too.”
Smaller Woollen Version (pastel): Chandlers of North Berwick, Mini-Skeins (fingering / 4 ply; 100% wool; 400 m / 88 yper 20 g); 5 mini-skeins used, each was 80 m / 88 yds per 20 g
Larger Linen Version (green/blue): Midwinter Yarns, Lithuanian Linen (Light Fingering / 3 ply; 100% Linen / Flax; 450 meters per 100 grams); 8 mini-skeins used, each was 50 m / 55 yds per 13 g
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Both Versions: 4.0 mm / US 6 circular needle (80 cm length) or straight needles
Smaller Woollen Version (pastel): 20 sts x 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over garter stitch after blocking
Larger Linen Version (green/blue): 17 sts x 24 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over garter stitch after blocking
Smaller Woollen Version (pastel): 115 cm / 45” x 50 cm / 19.5”
Larger Linen Version (green/blue): 170 cm / 67” x 60 cm / 23.5”
SKILLS / PATTERN ATTRIBUTES