Kafenion by Kieran Foley


June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 - 1050 yards (869 - 960 m)
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A vibrant shawl inspired by the bright colors and sunny light of the Greek islands, sitting in cafés and looking at the sea.

Knit on 4mm/US6 needles with approximately 228g/1000yds/912m of Hedgehog Fibres Sock Minis: Gossip, Iris, Beach Bunny, Cry Baby, Magpie, Highlighter, Boombox, Kid You Not, Hula Hoop, Raku, Pucker, Jelly, Piggy Bank, Kimono, Deep End, Wildcard, Sin, and Bubble

The sample shown uses eighteen Sock Minis, however a shawl of the same size can be made with twelve, as I had plenty of leftovers. The shawl can also be made with a mixture of Sock Minis and leftovers from other projects.

Three yarn only kits are available directly from Hedgehog Fibres. There is a kit with the colorways used in the sample, another colorful one and a more subdued option.

Techniques include intarsia knitting with seven colors per row, simple lace stitches, splicing yarn ends, chart only.

The distribution of colorways is not detailed in the pattern - you can loosely follow the distribution using the flat photograph or, in keeping with the colorful spontaneity of the hand painted yarn, you can have fun playing with your own color ideas and combinations.

Dimensions: approximately 188cm/74in by 48cm/19in
Gauge: approximately 18 stitches & 25 rows = 10cm/4in in stocking stitch

The pdf includes both charts & a full written pattern, together with notes, photos and a phototutorial on splicing.

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