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Cupcake shawl


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I recently discovered this wonderful yarn at my LYS. It comes in an actual cupcake container already wound into a center pull cake. I knew I had to try it and I'm glad I did! After 2 failed attempts to use existing patterns (yup, frogged them both for different reasons) I decided to create my own design. What I ended up with was this most versatile design. Made up of mostly garter stitch with simple increases and decreases, I decided to spice it up just a bit by using Right Twist cables down the 3 spines instead of just a single stockinette stitch. This also created the "Magic Number 4 Property". To finish it off I decided to use a simple applied lace edging which is worked perpendicular to the shawl and attaches to the body of the shawl as it is knitted. This means that there will only be 9 stitches to bind off at the end of construction! Magic Number 4 Property: Use a different weight yarn with appropriately sized needles. Add more rows, or remove some rows to get the wingspan that is just right for you! Because the shawl begins with a multiple of 4 stitches, the increases are a multiple of 4 stitches, and each edging repeat requires 4 stitches, there is no need to worry about reaching a magic number. It will just work no matter how big or small you decide to make your shawl. Just remember that any changes you make will affect the yarn requirements and be sure to save at least 25% of your total yardage for for the applied edging. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY CDD (centered double decrease) RT (right twist) Garter Tab Cast On Cast on stitches at beginning of work GAUGE 20 st/20r = 4" in Garter Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Wingspan 46" x 18" Down Center Spine (easily customizable SUGGESTED YARN 500 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Frolicking Feet Monochromatic Dyed Gradient DK, 100% superwash merino COLORWAY Up and Away

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Gressman Originals
Gressman Originals
I retired from teaching several years ago to help my daughter with daycare. Her 3 boys keep me busy during the day but my nights are all mine! I enjoy teaching knitting at my LYS and designing knitwear. You can find me on Ravelry as onlygrandsons.