New Pattern Release: Boom!

Introducing 'Boom!'; a super-easy asymmetric shawl in reversible garter stitch. The gently curving boomerang shape is achieved using a combination of increases and increases.  The example in the pattern used 300 m / 330 yards of approximately aran-weight handspun yarn. The shawl was designed with the intention of displaying gradient experiments with some handspan yarn, but would also be suitable for variegated and gradient-dyed commercial yarns. 
The pattern includes instructions on the fibre preparation used to achieve this particular gradient from commercially prepared tops. 

Of course, I barely had this one off the needles before I was obsessing over the possibilities of other gradients, stripes & colour distributions within the finished project. This will require more spinning!

The basic instructions can easily be applied to different thicknesses of yarn with appropriately sized needles, and to different quantities too. The toddler-sized example below used some yarn I had in stash, spun in hand-dyed tops many moons ago.
Yarn: 88m / 96 yards chunky / bulky weight yarn
Needles: 7mm
Gauge: 12 st & 26 rows over 10 cm in garter stitch
Finished size at widest points: 98 x 12 cm / 38.5 x 6.5"

The pattern is available to  download now.


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