Ammonoid Shawl by Emma Vining

Ammonoid Shawl

February 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 980 yards (823 - 896 m)
116cm/46in (top edge) x 200cm/78 3/4in (outer curved border edge)
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The asymmetric Ammonoid Shawl begins with a semi-circle shape from which textured stripes radiate outwards in a curved border pattern. The shawl pattern combines the properties of a half-pi construction with a gradually widening knitted-on border edge. The overall shape of the shawl is reminiscent of a section of a fossilised ammonite.

Beginning with a garter stitch tab, stitches are increased using the half-pi method until the desired depth is reached. Then six additional stitches are cast on for the start of the lower border. This border is worked lengthwise, as a knitted-on edging, in a ridge-stitch pattern. At the end of every right-side row, the last border stitch is worked together with a “live” stitch from the half-pi section. This continues around the outer edge of the half-pi shape. At the same time, the border gradually widens until the full width is reached.

116cm/46in (top edge) x 200cm/78 3/4in (outer curved border edge)

Ullcentrum 2Ply Yarn (100% Swedish wool, approx 300m/328yd per 100g skein)
Shade (A) Petrol; 2 × 100g skeins
Shade (B) Natural Gradient; 1 × 100g skein
Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

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