19 March 2015

Stepping Stones Shawl for Knit.Purl SS2015

Stepping Stones Shawl by Katya Frankel. Knit.Purl Magazine SS2015, InterweaveA couple of days before Edinburgh Yarn Festival I had an unexpected surprise land in my inbox. A pattern I submitted to Knit.Purl was chosen to be on the front cover of the magazine! I feel both lucky and privileged for it to have been picked to represent what you might expect to see in this issue and am still giddy with excitement :-)  
Stepping Stones began on the River Breamish at
Ingram that's really breathtakingly beautiful and is full of shallow crossings in places, read fun!


I only had a packet of sticky notes in my pocket to jot this down while we were picnicking by the river and shouting to the kids not to get too wet, or else they'd face a long hike back in soggy trainers. 



Having tried a couple of shaping options for the centre spine I settled on a row of large eyelets because the outline seemed perfectly complete as it was, wanting to be an intrepid row of stepping stones surrounded by water. 

I'm glad Lisa picked blue to make it with, to continue the theme, although I can definitely see this shawl done in a whole array of colours with the pattern this bold it'll stand out well in brights and neutrals, and even gently variegated yarns.

Stepping Stones Shawl by Katya Frankel. Knit.Purl Magazine SS2015, Interweave
photos (c) Joe Hancock, Knit.Purl SS2015
Stepping Stones Shawl by Katya Frankel. Knit.Purl Magazine SS2015, Interweave
photos (c) Joe Hancock, Knit.Purl SS2015
Stepping Stones Shawl by Katya Frankel. Knit.Purl Magazine SS2015, Interweave
photos (c) Joe Hancock, Knit.Purl SS2015

Finished Size 55” wide and 27” deep.
Yarn Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% merino extrafine wool, 30% silk; 150 yd 137 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #3064 pewter, 4 skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 40” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 17 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st on smaller needle after blocking.
Enjoy!


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