I'm always totally honored when a company asks me to design something for them in collaboration with an amazing dyer. I'm even MORE excited when that collaboration goes out into the world as a kit to their loyal subscribers. So today's offering is something I've had in the works since February and I'm so excited to finally share it with you!
This lovely little single-skein fingering weight shawl is a simple crescent shape, knit from the top-center, out. It features a repeating lace center-panel and the cutest eyelet/picot bind off that you ever did see! This is the first time I've ever designed with a gradient skein and I don't think it will be the last.
And the yarn! it's absolutely lovely - Copper Sock from Apple Tree Knits is 86% merino and 14% copper-infused nylon. This yarn is so resilient and light weight - its the perfect summer knit!
There are many theories linking the name THANOS to that of the Infinity Stones in the Marvel-verse. My favorite: Tesseract (Space Stone), Head of Vision (Mind Stone), Aether (Reality Stone), Necklace of Agamotto (Time Stone), Orb (Power Stone), Sacrifice (Soul Stone). Whatever your theory, this shawl is my interpretation of all the pieces of the Thanos puzzle coming together in Infinity Wars!
- A copy of the Thanos Theory Shawlette pattern available here on my website or on Ravelry
- Apple Tree Knits Copper Sock (sock weight; 88% superwash merino wool, 12% copper-infused nylon; 435 yds / 397 m per 3.5 oz / 100g), 1 skein: ‘Infinity Wars Gradient’
- US 7 (4.5 mm) 40” / 81 cm circular needle
- Stitch markers (2)
- Row counter
- Blocking wires and/or T-pins
48” / 122 cm wingspan, 13½” / 34.5 cm depth, after blocking
21 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm over stockinette stitch, worked flat, taken after blocking
- This shawlette is worked from the top-center, out. The cast-on is a double-overhand knot (tutorial provided) and the final bind-off is worked as a picot edge.
- Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
- Written and charted instructions are provided for the body of the shawl.
- Please note that this shawl is designed to use up almost all of one skein. A gauge different than that noted may result in the use of more yardage. I recommend doing an un-blocked swatch and aiming for a gauge of 25 sts and 34 rows over 4” / 10 cm to ensure you won’t run out of yarn. You can then unravel your unblocked swatch and cast-on once you have achieved this pre-blocked gauge.
- Picot Bind Off
- Cable Cast-On
Grab that special skein and cast on!
I'm always itching to cast on the latest and greatest and the heat of the summer isn't enough of a deterrent for me. So get your needles, your super special skein of fingering weight yarn and cast-on this lovely, light weight shawl!