Make My Heart Sing Shawl
-2 Round Mountain Fibers Fade Collections for a total of 1200 yards (fade collections include 3 50g fingering skeins each, 600 yards a bundle)
-U.S. Size 4 circular knitting needles, 29 inches or longer
-darning needle for burying yarn ends
-locking place or stitch marker (pm)
4 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches which I worked on U.S. Size 4 needles in garter stitch. Remember to block before measuring for gauge.
“Wild Thing…You Make My Heart Sing” …the opening lyrics by the English rock band the Troggs in the 1960s. This shawl is a “find your fade” knitting project that will make your heart sing, and you can decide how “wild” it will be. Alternatively, you can choose muted shades and make it more subdued. It is a long triangular shawl that is knit from side-to-side and accentuates the striping with center decreases. It is knit with fingering weight yarn in 3 shades of contrasting/coordinating color of 400 yards each color…a total of around 1200 yards. The stitches are simple, with lots of garter stitch, broken up with panels of elongated stitches and stockinette to showcase the changing hues. Since this shawl is already well over 8 feet in length and 33 inches at its center, deepest point, it really doesn’t lend itself to using a heavier weight yarn. Full written instructions, and row counts, are included in the pattern.