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interpretations Vol 4


Copyright Š Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimaki For any questions, please contact designsbyjoji@gmail.com or veera.100rain@gmail.com


interpretations Vol 4

by joji Locatelli and veera valimaki photographs by jonna jolkin


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foreword

Before you is our fourth Interpretations collection. Another year has passed and we are proud to share this collection with you, one as precious to us as the first three volumes. Onto these pages we truly poured our heart and our soul. We turned our wishes and dreams into designs. We also reached out from our comfort zone and tried to discover new areas, this year especially with colors and unusual yarn choices, still trying to keep our true voices with us. With each passing year, this collaborative work has proven to take bigger and bigger parts of our hearts and we can clearly feel our friendship is growing ever stronger with each volume. Our life has become so much richer with this journey together. This collaborative work is such a big part of our lives that it is almost impossible to remember the time before. Interpretations collaboration is not just a huge part of our work each year, but an essential part of our lives which we hope to keep cherishing and evolving. For this fourth volume we again selected six words to inspire us. This time the words are: Hidden, Magic, Gather, Chromatic, Direction and Fragile. Like on the previous volumes, each of us made a piece inspired by our interpretation of the words, thus making Interpretations Volume four a twelve piece collection altogether. This year, we decided to do our photoshoot in Finland. For the first time, we returned to the same country that was our inspiration for Interpretations Volume 2. Again Finland proved to be just as magical as on the first time or even more so. The country also showed us its best and worst qualities - from pouring rain to gorgeously bright and golden evening sun and all the way to misty midsummer night. We literally ended our photoshoot at midnight. Coming back to same country for a second time, the familiarity of the surroundings, added some contrast with the more interesting design and material choices. It felt like another layer on these photos. While going beyond comfortable areas with some designs, the ease of the photoshoot location made the designs really shine and sparkle. We are so proud to share this 4th chapter of our story with you - hope you all keep knitting this same journey with us.

happy knitting, joji and veera


gather Knitters are a special kind. I believe that there is something coded into us that makes us inevitably drawn to our craft. Whenever there’s some knitting around us, we just can sense it, can’t we? We feel intrigued to find out who’s that person knitting in the corner of the bus? What is she making? I think that it was our destiny that we would be knitters, and as such, we reach to connect with others whose destinies are the same. Is there anything more exciting to a knitter than reuniting with friends who share the same love and passion? Any knitting gathering is a celebration, a joy. We celebrate that we found each other and rejoice in the fact that we all speak the same language. That we can share this craft and art, that our paths have finally crossed. We designed knits that will hug and embrace you, but will also fire that interest in your knitting friends: What is she wearing? How did she make that? We truly hope these knits will join you at your next knitting gathering.


gather

winterfolk coat


fast forward tunic


winterfolk

by joji Locatelli

This coat was inspired by winter, snow, ancient forests and wood fires. It is worked from the top down, seamlessly, with a very flattering shoulder construction and overlapping fronts. The body is carefully shaped, making sure that the increases are perfectly tailored around the body and resemble those of your favorite wool coat. Because it has an A-line shape, it fits perfectly any kind of figure. Even knitters who usually add some stitches to the hips of their coats will find that that’s not necessary with Winterfolk. The hood has generous proportions to allow to put it on and take it off easily. There is only one cable panel to follow, repeated 3 times (twice in the front and once in the back). Since the pattern is worked from the top-down, length can easily be adjusted from a jacket style to any length you like.


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winterfolk

Sizes

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust.

Bust circumference (when worn closed): 32 (34½, 37¼, 40¾, 46, 50¾, 56, 61¼)“ [80 (86, 93, 102, 115, 127, 140, 153) cm].

Materials

Yarn: 15 (16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23) skeins of FÅR by Woolfolk (100% merino; 142 yards [130 m]/50g) or approx. 2060 (2200, 2340, 2630, 2770, 2910, 3050, 3200) yards [1885 (2010, 2140, 2400, 2530, 2660, 2790, 2925) meters] of light worsted yarn. The sample was knit using colorway 3 (medium gray).

Gauge

18 sts and 30 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St after blocking.

12” [30

cm]

Finished Measurements 6½ (7, 7½, 8¼, 8½, 9¼, 9½, 10¼)” [16.5 (17.5, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm]

10¾ (12, 13¼, 14½, 15½, 17¼, 18, 19)” [27 (30, 33, 36, 38.5, 43, 45, 47.5) cm]

32 (34½, 37¼, 40¾, 46, 50¾, 56, 61¼)“ [80 (86, 93, 102, 115, 127, 140, 153) cm. 19½ (20, 20½, 20½, 20½, 20¾, 20¾, 21¼)” [49 (50, 51, 51, 51, 52, 52, 53) cm]

26” [65 cm] .

64 (66½, 69, 72¾, 78, 82¾, 88, 93¼)” [160, 166, 173, 182, 195, 207, 220, 233) cm]

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fast forward by veera valimaki

Gather up and have fun! This tunic has plenty of easy knitting hours yet a striking outcome - my favorite kind of knit. What’s there not to love when the finished piece is a comfortable tunic with awesome bunch of stripes and lovely little asymmetric garter stitch details!


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fast forward Sizes

X-s (S, M, L, X-l, 2x-l, 3x-l) Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm]. Choose a size with no ease to a small amount of positive ease.

Materials

Yarn: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins of Merino Singles by La Bien Aimèe, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins of MC and 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of CC (100% Merino Wool; 400 yards [366 meters] per 100g). Approx. 1420 (1530, 1670, 1820, 1970, 2120, 2280) yards [1300 (1400, 1520, 1660, 1800, 1940, 2080) meters] of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit in size small and in colorways Lapsang Souchong (MC, black) and Bintou’s Glasses (CC, pink)

Gauge

24 stitches and 32 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch using larger needles.

Finished Measurements

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chromatic Color may be the most important and magnificent decision in creating a new project. Color inspires, excites and can even manipulate your emotions suggesting memories and igniting feelings. That glorious reflex of excitement when you first cast-on for a project is not solely due to the pattern but it is often the complexity of the color you are about to experience and combine. This complexity not only comes from brightness or saturation. Sometimes what seems to be a lack of color hides within a rich mix of hues that you only see while you wind up your yarn and let it slid through your fingers. Color indeed changes us... And we often wonder whether it is also possible for a person to project a feeling the way color does? For instance, when we say “Hello� with a smile to strangers that pass by. These actions radiate a reaction in other people and the ripple effect begins. Changing our world for the better can only begin by each of us changing ourselves. Let only love and understanding radiate from your being. Show the world your colors and how beautiful they can feel.


chromatic

radiate pullover


tourmaline cowl


radiate by joji Locatelli

Color and contrast take centre stage in this circular yoke pullover. It is worked seamlessly from the top-down, featuring a combination of stitches that create a perfect transition from the yoke to the body.


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radiate

Sizes

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust. Finished Circumference of bust: 30½ (34¾, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54½, 58¾)” [76 (87, 95, 105, 115, 125, 136, 147) cm]. It is recommended that you choose a size with 2” of positive ease.

Materials

Yarn: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Silky BFL DK by Walk Collection (55% wool/ 45% silk; 231 yards [212 meters]/100g) in 2 colors. 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins or approx. 760 (810, 925, 1040, 1150, 1270, 1380, 1500) yards [700 (740, 850, 950, 1060, 1160, 1270, 1380) meters] of DK weight yarn in main color (MC) and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approx. 140 (175, 185, 230, 230, 280, 325, 370) yards [125 (160, 170, 210, 210, 250, 295, 340) meters] of DK weight yarn in contrasting color (CC). The sample was knit using colorways Apollo (MC, pale gray) and Flamingo (CC2, neon pink).

Gauge

20 sts and 28 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St, after blocking.

Finished Measurements 16 (18, 19½, 22½, 23¼, 24, 24, 24¾) [40 (45, 49, 56, 58, 60, 60, 62) cm].

19 ¼“

[49

cm

].

10¾, 11½, 12½, 14½, 15½, 17, 18, 19)” [27 (29, 31, 36.5, 39, 42.5, 45, 47.5) cm]

30½ (34¾, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54½, 58¾)” [76 (87, 95, 105, 115, 125, 136, 147) cm].

14¾ (15½, 15½, 16½, 16½, 16¾, 17¼, 17½)” [37 (39, 39, 41, 41, 42, 43, 44) cm]

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tourmaline by veera valimaki

Cable sequence to the extreme! The lovely texture is created with ribbed cable pattern, making the cowl totally reversible. Tourmaline is a total gem for a cowl:it’s squischy and most importantly fun to knit.


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tourmaline Sizes

One Size. Finished measurements after light blocking: 47” [120 cm] in circumference and 10” [25 cm] deep.

Materials

Yarn: 3 skeins of Tosh Sport by Madelinetosh (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 270 yards [247 meters] per skein). Approx. 620 yards [580 meters] of sport to light DK weight yarn. The sample was knit in colorway Onyx.

Gauge

32 stitches and 24 rows to 4” [10 cm] in ribbed cable pattern.

Finished Measurements

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magic Magic is part of the human condition. It is everywhere within all of us. Magic isn’t necessarily unexplainable, but it always leaves us in awe. Magic is in the unknown, in the surprise, in the things you thought were not possible. And magic is right there for us every day. Have you ever found a veil of mist lifting from the ground and suddenly hiding every detail? Have you noticed a rush of goosebumps whenever the sun first washes over your skin? Or wouldn’t you think it’s pure magic when the wind blows through your loved one’s hair just that moment you are about to take a photo... Magic is there when everyone is happy and getting along finally, or it can come in the air as your mom makes your favorite meal, those aromatics reaching out like arms, embracing you and evoking sweet memories of long ago. It’s also in that incredibly gorgeous piece of lace that seems way too complex for you to get tangled up with, an impossible way to construct a garment, or the most unexpected color combination. Life is magic in the making, don’t forget to notice the magic in your life today.


magic

color spell shawl


double trouble cardigan


color spell

by joji Locatelli

Enjoy the magic of putting colors together while working on this easy shawl. The mix of stripes, eyelets and texture make it such a fun accessory to compliment cheer up any outfit. The shawl is work from the center top-down adding stitches at both ends to achieve its characteristic crescent shape.


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Sizes

color spell

One Size.

Finished measurements: 34” [85 cm] circumference, and 22½” [56 cm] long.

Materials

Yarn: 2 skeins of Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (100% merino; 420 yards [384 meters]/100g) and 6 Unicorn Tails by Madelinetosh (100% merino; 52 yards [48 meters]/15g). You will need approx. 710 yards of fingering weight yarn in the following quantities: Color 1: 1 skein or 250 yards of Tosh Merino Light. Shown in colorway Astrid Gray (pale gray). Color 2: 1 skein or 150 yards of Tosh Merino Light. Shown in colorway Onyx (black). Color 3: 40 yards or 1 Unicorn Tail. Shown in colorway Neon Peach (orange). Color 4: 50 yards or 1 Unicorn Tail. Shown in colorway Pop Rocks (bright pink). Color 5: 50 yards or 1 Unicorn Tail. Shown in colorway Edisons Bulb (neon yellow). Color 6: 35 yards or 1 Unicorn Tail. Shown in colorway Glass Bottom Boat (green). Color 7: 85 yards or 2 Unicorn Tails. Shown in colorway Torchere (bright red).

Gauge

23 stitches and 34 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St on US 4 (3.5mm) needles.

Finished Measurements 70 inches; 175 cm

18 inches; 45 cm

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double trouble by veera valimaki

This sweater is all about taking color blocking to the next level! Like a mime having fun on the street, show the face you feel like, go dark or go light. The simple raglan cardigan is worked in three pieces and seamed for smooth finishing. Make mattress stitch your new friend!


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double trouble Sizes

X-s (S, M, L, Xl, 2x-l, 3x-l) Finished circumference of chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” [80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm].

Materials

Yarn: 8 (10, 12, 12, 14, 16) skeins of Léttlopi by Lopi; 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins of each color MC and CC (100% Pure New Wool; 109 yards [100 meters] per 50g). Approx. 860 (1000, 1120, 1240, 1360, 1480) yards [790 (920, 1020, 1140, 1250, 1360) meters] of worsted weight yarn: 430 (500, 560, 620, 680, 740) yards [395 (460, 510, 570, 625, 680) meters] in each color. The sample was knit in size small and in colorways 0058 (MC, dark grey) and 0054 (CC, light grey).

Gauge

18 stitches and 36 rows to 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Finished Measurements

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fragile We covet fragile things, a characteristic of some of our most prized possessions. Is it a quality not to be taken for granted. Often priceless, most fragile things we come across are usually quite important to those who have them. In our modern world sometimes fragile makes us think of weakness but it isn’t so, fragile things color our world with beauty and grace. Fragile... ... is the dainty hummingbird at your feeder, wings beating at an invisible speed. ... is the vulnerable teenager surging through life, a heart full of emotions against a ruthless world. ... is the angel-white moth thrusting recklessly through the night toward the pull of the porch light. ... is the delicate spider’s web that must be constantly rewoven. ... is the bloom in the little child’s sweaty hands, so easily crushed but somehow making it home to her mother. ... is the intricate lace contrived of the thinnest thread pulled together into a wonderfully complex tapestry. Fragility is vital to our existence, it keeps us cautious, cunning and safe and it pulls into focus the simultaneous magnificence, intricacy, and terrifying delicacy life really is.


fragile

little bird pullover


wishes cardigan


wishes by joji Locatelli

This little cardigan is knitted from the top down and seamlessly. What starts looking like another regular raglan-sleeve sweater, turns into a surprising construction. Different lines of increases are worked in the body of the sweater, creating a flow and drape that are unique to this type of construction and flattering to all body types. It can be dressed up or down. Worked in a more sturdy yarn it is a classic every-day piece. Perfect for throwing on plain tops and jeans. But if you use a more luxurious yarn, like the one pictured in the pattern, it becomes the perfect companion for a night out.


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Sizes

wishes

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL) To fit bust circumference: 28/30 (32/34, 36, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52, 54/56)“ [70/75 (80/85, 90, 95/100, 105/110, 115/120, 125/130, 135/140) cm].

Materials

Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Mora by Malabrigo (100% silk; 225 yards [206 meters]/50g) or approx. 1125 (1235, 1325, 1530, 1755, 1980, 2205, 2400) yards [1022 (1122, 1204, 1390, 1595, 1800, 2004, 2181 meters] of a fingering weight yarn with good drape. The sample was knit using colorway Black.

Gauge

20 stitches and 34 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles after blocking.

Finished Measurements 10½ (11¼, 13¼, 15¼, 16¾, 18¾, 20½, 22½)” [26 (28, 33, 38, 42, 47, 51, 56) cm]

20¼“ [51 cm]

15¼ (16½, 18½, 20½, 22½, 24½, 26½, 28½)” [38 (41, 46, 51, 56, 61, 66, 71) cm]

“ 17½ [44 cm] 48½ (53½, 62, 71¾, 80, 89½, 98, 107) [121 (133.5, 155, 179, 199.5, 223.5, 244, 268) cm]

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little bird

by veera valimaki

Light as a feather, sweet as sugar, lovely as the summer breeze - Little Bird sweater is a lightweight boxy pullover with lovely graphic lace details. Little Bird is perfect to wear in the summer, yet it’s still warm enough for the colder days too.


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little bird

Sizes

X-small (Small, Medium, Large, X-large, 2X-large Finished chest circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” [95 (105, 115, 125, 135, 145) cm]. Choose a size with approx. 8-10” [20-25 cm] of positive ease.

Materials

Yarn: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Prairie by Madelinetosh (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 840 yards [768 meters] per skein). Approx. 1260 (1400, 1560, 1740, 1900, 2100) yards [1155 (1280, 1425, 1590, 1740, 1920) meters] of lace weight yarn. The sample was knit in size small and in colorway Dustweaver.

Gauge

28 stitches and 36 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch using larger needles.

Finished Measurements

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direction All who wander are not lost. Some let their spirituality guide their way in life. Others believe that there is no fate or destiny and that we are driven forward on a course of our own creation. Perhaps seeking direction is futile. There is, after all, no map of life nor is there a special compass to follow. We believe it’s possible that direction may not be predetermined until the journey has been made. Whether your direction is chosen, or you are on an adventure just passing through, we hope that you will allow us to lead you a short way on a path of our making, an adventure of our own. This will be an expedition worth taking on your quest for limitless beauty and endless fun creating these knits that have no boundaries, that grow in multiple directions.


direction

east or west pullover


flyway twist shawl


east or west by joji Locatelli I try to always remind myself, when designing, that there are no rules. That there is no established way of constructing a sweater. And throughout my career, the most exciting moments have been when a new challenging image jumps in my head, and I face the task of translating that into a knitting pattern. That’s what saves me whenever I am feeling bored or uninspired. For me, stitches can be oriented in any direction and can be shifted and twisted to acquire any shape, but how to do it? That’s the mystery I set myself to unveil every time. This delicate pullover was inspired in a vintage blouse and it is constructed in a nontraditional direction using 2 more muted colors and a pop of neon for a striking detail.


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east or west Sizes

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL) Finished Circumference of bust: 30½ (34¾, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54½, 58¾)” [76 (87, 95, 105, 115, 125, 136, 147) cm].

Materials

Yarn: 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Uncommon Everyday by The Uncommon Thread (100% merino; 440 yards [400 meters]/100g) in 3 different colors. 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins or approx. 750 (800, 920, 1000, 1150, 1350, 1400) yards [679 (730, 805, 915, 1050, 1235, 1280) meters] in main color (MC), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approx. 375 (400, 440, 500, 575, 675, 700) yards [343, 365, 402, 457, 526, 617, 640) meters] in contrasting color 1 (CC1) and 1 skein or approx. 95 (100, 110, 125, 145, 168, 175) yards [85 (91, 100, 114, 131, 154, 160) meters] in contrasting color 2 (CC2). The sample was knit using colorways Nimbostratus (MC, dark gray), Ashes to Ashes (CC1, pale gray) and Hi-Vis Pink (CC2, neon pink).

Gauge

25 sts and 36 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St. 27 sts and 36 rows to 4” [10 cm] in Twisted Ribbing. Both gauges are given after blocking.

Finished Measurements 10¾, 11½, 12½, 13½, 14¾, 16½, 18½)” [27 (29, 31, 34, 37, 41, 46) cm]

6½ (7¼, 7½, 7¾, 7¾, 8½, 8½) [16.5, 18, 19, 19.5, 19.5, 21, 21) cm]

15½“ [39 cm] 39 (42, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61)” [97.5 (105, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 142.5, 152.5) cm] 16¼ (16¼, 16½, 17, 17½, 17¾, 18¼)” [40.5, 40.5, 41.5, 42.5, 43.5, 44.5, 45.5) cm]

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flyway twist

by veera valimaki

This shawl gives crossroads a whole new meaning! Pointed first one way, then the other and finally adding a third; this shawl will keep you happy with all the little twists. The process of knitting is smooth and easy but the finished piece is heading to many different directions. Flyway Twist shawl is fun to knit and the outcome is truly something different!


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flyway twist Sizes

One Size. Finished measurements: 94½” [240 cm] long and 17” [43 cm] deep in deepest spot.

Materials

Yarn: 2 skeins of TWIST Jumbo by Kettle Yarn Co. (100% British Superwash Bluefaced Leicester; 400 yards [366 meters] per 100g). Approx. 780 yards [720 meters] of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit in colorways Soot (gray, MC) and Pylon (neon orange, CC).

Gauge

20 stitches and 40 rows to 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Finished Measurements

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hidden Below the surface there is always more. It may be hidden or right before your eyes but sometimes you can easily see only what others want you to see. What if you could see more? What if you could unveil that which hides from plain sight?Would you choose to see it all if you could? Or is it better to keep things hidden that were not meant for your eyes? We feel this same way about knitting. Sometimes, when we picture a design, we are not quite sure of what’s the secret to its construction. What hidden tricks will make it come to life... We might be too scared to find out all at once. Isn’t the mystery of not knowing what’s next what keeps us trembling with excitement? Knitting this project is like unveiling a hidden secret. It will only be revealed to you if you want it to.


hidden

monochrome cowl


side-by-side shawl


monochrome by joji Locatelli

At first sight, it might look like a simple cowl with some easy eyelets. But there’s much more to it. This beautiful and versatile cowl explores some easy and beautiful lace patterns. It is the perfect project to get familiar with lace and some of its variations. Choose a soft and luxurious yarn to make a piece that you will always want to keep on your neck.


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Sizes

monochrome

One Size.

Finished measurements: 34” [85 cm] circumference, and 22½” [56 cm] long.

Materials

Yarn: 2 skeins of Bello by The Plucky Knitter (55% merino/45% Cashmere; 380 yards [347 meters]/100g). Approx. 740 yards [672 meters] of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit using colorway Wintry Mix.

Gauge

23 stitches and 34 rows to to 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St on US 2½ (3 mm) needles.

Finished Measurements

22½” [56 cm]

34” [85 cm]

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side-by-side by veera valimaki

You know the drill: garter stitch, short rows and some stripes! Yet this shawl is something different, a new twist on my three favorite ingredients. You end up with a lovely and large leaf-shaped shawl with some hidden stripes to spice up your knitting! Choose your two favorite colors and join this wonderful adventure of shawl-making!


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side-by-side Sizes

One Size. Finished measyrements: 80½” [204 cm] long and 23½” [60 cm] deep in deepest spot.

Materials

Yarn: 3 skeins of Tosh Mo Light by Madelinetosh (80% Merino Wool, 20% Kid Mohair; 420 yards [384 meters] per skein). Approx. 900 yards [825 meters] of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit in colorways Kryptonite (green, MC) and First Light (gray, CC).

Gauge

18 stitches and 36 rows to 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Finished Measurements

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