Tipping the Scales, Red Version

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Tipping the Scales, Red Version

75.00

I love a good play-on-words, and this modular shawl offered up a gem of a pun. In fashion, “tipping” refers to an article with an end or edging in a different color from the body. Made up of fish scale-inspired motifs with neutral tipping, what else could I call it but “Tipping the Scales”?

Worked outwards and up from the center back, each row of scales builds on the row before. Knit entirely in garter stitch, the curved shaping of the scales is formed by simple decreases. The crochet cast on technique is used to add motifs as the shawl grows.

The result is a stunning interplay of colors within a network of neutral edging, with a unique shape and a flattering fluted edge.

About this Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Needed: Knit, decrease (k2tog, ssk), pick up and knit stitches, crochet cast-on.

Finished Size: 9 inches / 23 cm wide, 76 inches / 198cm long, measured tip to tip.

Gauge: 19 stitches / 40 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in garter stitch.

Kit includes 1025 y of hand-dyed yarn, U.S. size 5 / 3.75 mm dpns and an 80 cm circular needle, 3.75 mm crochet hook, stitch markers, a yarn needle, and a copy of the pattern.

You will also need 8 small stitch holders (or 8 large safety pins / diaper pins or waste yarn), which are not included in the kit at this time. If you would like a set of eight stitch holders added to your kit for an additional $10, please email orders@infinitetwist.com 

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