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Crayon Fade shawl knitting pattern

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Crayon Fade is a shawl with five corners, designed for those of us that enjoy knitting stockinette stitch in the round. The shawl is started from the center with Judy’s Magic Cast-on. You cast on several hundred stitches, and then work outwards. Increases are made is such spots that you achieve the shape that stays well on the shoulders. Colors are faded to obtain a smooth appearance.

Crayon Fade is the sibling of the Crayon Play shawl.

Approximate sizes after blocking:
Small: 166 cm/65 in wide and 51 cm/20 in deep
Medium: 183 cm/72 in wide and 58 cm/23 in deep
Large: 201 cm/79 in wide and 67 cm/26 in deep

The model shawl pictured is the small size. (The person holding it is 180 cm or 5’ 11” tall.)

either light fingering weight held as is,
or 2/28NM lace weight holding three strands together.
The model shawl used ColourMart Cashmere 2/28NM Lace Weight (2070 m/150 g) holding three strands together.
A light fingering weight yarn with about 460 m/100 g will match that.

In the model shawl color A is dark gray, color B is middle grey and color C is yellow.

The yardages are calculated with the assumption that you will knit with light fingering weight yarn. If you knit with three strands of 2/28NM yarn, multiply the yardages below by three (but not the grams!)

Color A: 61 g or 280 m /310 yd
Color B: 40 g or 190 m /200 yd
Color C: 134 g or 620 m /670 yd

Color A: 74 g or 340 m /370 yd
Color B: 50 g or 230 m /250 yd
Color C: 177 g or 810 m /890 yd

Color A: 89 g or 410 m /450 yd
Color B: 60 g or 280 m /300 yd
Color C: 235 g or 1080 m /1180 yd

23 sts and 34 rows per 10 cm blocked, but gauge is not crucial. However please note that a different gauge will lead to different yarn usage.

3.25 mm (US 3) or the size you need to get correct gauge, a circular needle at least 120 cm (47 in) long. You can also use several slightly shorter (but not short!) circular needles.

Other supplies:
Five stitch markers, either all different or 3 + 2.

One of the pattern files is in English, the other one is in Finnish.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (2MB)

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