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Transylvania is a 2-color, no purl, top-down shawl knit with fingering weight yarn.
The main section of the shawl is knit in alternating stripes of 2 rows of each of 2 colors in a mosaic slip stitch pattern. The mosaic technique helps break up potential pooling of colors if a self-striping or hand-painted yarn is used as the contrasting color.
The written instructions include the stitch counts for each repeat of the pattern with convenient check-off boxes to help keep track of the pattern. Complete row-by-row instructions are included as well as a chart.
The edging is simple crochet, however, the same stitches can be accomplished using knitting needles -- a photo tutorial and detailed instructions are included. Full pattern is 7 pages. The final 2 pages are the tutorial to complete the edging with knitting needles. Those who are proficient in simple crochet will not need to print the final 2 pages. Also, page 5 is a chart, so knitters who prefer to knit from written instructions will not need to print this page.
Pattern has been tech edited and test knit. Many thanks to Patty McGuire for photography.
Finished Size (blocked): 60" (152.5 cm) tip to tip and 19" (48 cm) deep. Finished size may vary depending of the severity of blocking.
Gauge: In mosaic st pattern, 28 sts and 44 rows = 4" (10 cm) before blocking
Skills Required: Basic knitting sts, yarn over (yo), k2tog, k1tbl, slipping sts; Basic crochet sts (ch, slip st, and sc -- can also be completed with knitting needles, instructions included)
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, 340 yards/310 meters of MC and 255 yards/230 meters of CC. (This allows 10% extra for variance in different yarns, and it includes yarn used for gauge swatch.)
Sample was knit with 1 skein of Malabrigo Sock (MC - #141 Dewberry), and 1 skein of Miss Babs Cosmic (CC - Mayhem Babette)
Note: Yarn amounts are only guaranteed when working pattern to the specified gauge.
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) 32" (80 cm) or longer circular needles US 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles or crochet hook, size US E-4 (3.5 mm)