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Synclines Shawl is my contribution to The Sun and Fog Winter 2022 Stone edition. I am thrilled to be part of this lovely collection.
Photo Credit©: Ksenia Naidyon/Life Is Cozy
Yarn Credit©: Golden Sheep Fibers
Tech Editing by : gamerbabeknitter

The patterns and textures found in rocks and stones are infinitely intriguing and serve as an endless source of inspiration to art. The inspiration to this design are Synclines, which are folds of rock layers that slope upward on both sides of a common low point.

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This shawl uses an asymmetric construction that starts with a small cast on and is increased along one edge. The body of the shawl uses a 2-color slip stitch pattern in the bias. Stripes of mesh stitches are used for the border. The two stitch patterns approximate the look of syncline folds.
The result is a visually pleasing and stylish accessory.

The slip stitching makes for a thick warm fabric and the long leading edge of the shawl makes it easy to wrap around a couple times and keeps the shawl snug around the neck.
Wingspan: 67.5″ / 171 cm.
Depth: 15″ / 38 cm.

DK weight yarn in 2 colors.
Color A estimated yds / m: 239 yds / 219 m
Color B estimated yds / m: 245 yds / 224 m

Merino DK 4-ply by Golden Sheep Fibers (100% SW; DK weight; 245yd / 224 m per 100 g skein)
Color A : Michelle’s Shells (Lighter Pink); 1 skein
Color B: Everything’s Rosy (Dark Pink); 1 skein

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles min 24″ / 60 cm.

23 sts X 31 rows = 4″/ 10 cm, in 2-color slip stitch, blocked.
Gauge is not particularly important in this project. However please know that your finished measurements and yardage requirements would vary accordingly.

Tapestry needle.
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