Chasm Shawlette Knitting Pattern
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Glacier fields are a source of the most unexpected and vibrant colour in nature. Deep crevasses form that extend beneath the white snowy surface, where the layers of dense ice below appear vivid aqua blue.
Chasm is a crescent shawlette knit in bulky weight, extrafine merino with allover lace evocative of the meandering lines and striking colours found in glaciers. This product is a knitting pattern and was designed in collaboration with Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks - Seismic Butter Bulky is a buttery soft, extrafine superwash merino. The colourway “Winter is Here” combines shades of cool grey and vibrant icy blue that perfectly match the inspiration for this snuggly soft shawlette.
The pattern provides both written and charted instructions. This piece is knit flat on a circular needle using the Garter Tab Cast On - a video tutorial on this technique can be found here: https://youtu.be/gZolH0YAgYs .
The stitch count is increased by four on each right side row and two on each wrong side row to form a wide crescent shape, starting from the centre top. Optional buttons at each tip allow the shawlette to be wrapped snug around the neck and worn as a cozy cowl.
Seismic Yarns Butter Bulky (Bulky weight,100% extra fine superwash merino wool; 109yds/100m per 3.5oz/100g skein); 2 skeins
Sample uses 219 yards / 200 metres in colourway “Winter Is Here”
US 11 / 8 mm 32” / 80 cm (or longer) circular
two 1” / 2.5 cm buttons (optional)
Special thanks to Seismic Yarn for supplying this gorgeous yarn, my wonderful tech editor Frauke Urban, and my fabulous test knitters.