Melted Crayons by Xandy Peters

Melted Crayons

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 - 860 yards (732 - 786 m)
66” (168 cm) x 28” (71 cm) triangle shape
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This is a shawl of infinite choices.

The stitch pattern is inspired by crayons, melting together into swirls and drips of color. The instructions contain two different stitch patterns which are completely interchangeable. You can choose only one, alternate between the two, or change things up whenever you feel like it. I’ve added photos of some options to show the possibilities.

The pattern uses the stacked stitch technique to create the motif. There are videos showing this technique available on my YouTube channel.

Finished Size: 66” (168 cm) x 28” (71 cm) triangle shape.
Yarn: Freia Handpaints Ombré Fingering Shawl Ball, 430 yards (393 meters) per 100g skein (100% US cruelty-free merino).
Color A - Aloha
Color B - Vamp
Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 16 sts x 30 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.
Other Materials: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, pins, blocking wires, blocking surface, steamer or steam iron.
Skill Level: This shawl is best suited for adventurous knitters with experience reading patterns. It is helpful to practice the stacked stitch technique before casting on your project.