Flying Trapeze Shawl by Holli Yeoh

Flying Trapeze Shawl

January 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, hard blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
660 - 3300 yards (604 - 3018 m)
11.5 (22.5, 33.5, 44.5)" width (at wide edge) × 69 (60, 78, 91)" length, not including optional tassels
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With a background of dropped stitches, these cables seem to catch each other in mid-air like a great trapeze act. The asymmetric trapezoid shape adds even more to the impression of swinging energy, finished with tassels for a little razzle-dazzle.

Choose the right level of drama: the pattern offers three shawl sizes and one scarf size, all worked from the narrow to the wide end, with panel(s) of drop-stitch cables on a ground of Reverse Stockinette Stitch divided by ribbing. Simple stretchy cast-on and bind-off edges allow the option of blocking the shawl with either scalloped or straight ends.

This knitting pattern includes both charts and written instructions, modification notes, swatching directions, Old Norwegian Cast On instructions.

Finished Measurements
11.5 (22.5, 33.5, 44.5)“ / 29 (57, 85, 113) cm width (at wide edge) × 69 (60, 78, 91)” / 175 (152.5, 198, 231) cm length, not including optional tassels.
Sample is 78” / 198 cm long.

Fingering weight yarn;
555 (1040, 1880, 3105) yd / 505 (950, 1720, 2840) m.

Shown in Knit Picks Gloss (affiliate)(fingering weight, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220 yards/50g): Harvest 28602, 3 (5, 9, 15) hanks.

Substitution Notes
A smooth, fingering weight yarn in most blends would be suitable.

Needles + Notions
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles (24”/60cm for smaller sizes; 32”/80cm for larger sizes), or size to obtain gauge;
Stitch Marker;
Yarn Needle.

24 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) n Stockinette Stitch, hard blocked.

Old Norwegian Cast On (instructions included), raised increases, yarnovers, working cables from chart or written instructions, dropped stitches, slipped stitch selvedge, Stretchy Bind Off (instructions included), tassels.

Helpful Links
Raised Increases photo tutorial.
Raised Increases video tutorial.

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