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Metropolis Shawl


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Short rows, lace, and simple colorwork combine in this homage to big cities everywhere, with their sleek modern sky scrapers juxtaposed next to their older, more opulent architecture. Buildings dance across the top of this shawl while the foundations of the city are firmly rooted in the older lace patterns across the bottom edging. Maybe it's New York City, maybe Chicago, Boston, Paris, or London. Maybe Godzilla's Tokyo, Batman's Gotham City, or Superman's Metropolis. Whatever your color choices or the city they evoke for you this textured shawl will keep out the chill from San Francisco's foggy bay to the whipping winds at the top of Paris' Eiffel Tower Yardage listed should be divided between 2 colors as follows: Color A (dark grey in sample) 500 yards, Color B (blue in sample) 260 yards. GAUGE 20 sts and 32 rows to 4"/10 cm in garter stitch. Differences in gauge will impact the finished size of the shawl and the yardage used, but is not crucial to fit SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16" deep by 36" along top (neck) edge

Supplies Needed

  • US 6 - 4.0 mm circular needles with at least a 24" cable
  • 760 yards sport weight yarn divided into 2 colors as listed below
  • tapestry needle

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Nina Machlin Dayton has been knitting, designing and teaching for over 35 years. Her first professional job was as a hand knitter for couturier designer Joan Vass in the early 1980s and she never looked back. A native New Yorker, Nina currently lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, 2 cats and a dog in an old Victorian house filled to the rafters with yarn and books.