Another one of the patterns I really enjoyed working on last year can fianlly be shared, since the newest issues of Interweave Knits, Summer 2019 is now available. The magazine's theme is coast-to-coast knits and it is filled with a wide array of summery sweaters as well as socks and shawls in colourwork technique. My contribution is a large three-coloured shawl: the Tubac Stole.The semisolid and variegated colorways of the stole were inspired by the blue sky and dry desert of the U.S. Southwest.
The stole is constructed in a rather unusual way: It is worked from the center out in rounds, beginning with Judy's Magic Cast-On and then increasing on the four corners. The stole is worked with one colour at the time. The first colour change is done in mosaic technique, while the second colour changes blends in the new colour in rounds worked alternating between the two colours.
As per pattern the stole is approximately 195 cm (67”) long and 52 cm (20.5“) wide, but it could be worked to any desired size. However, the number of sitches cast on set the proportions. Fewer stitches = less length, more width; more stitches = more length, less width. The contruction method means that there are right from the start a rather big number of stitches to be worked, but everything is worked in rounds, so there are no 'annoying' purl wrong side rows as there are with many other shawls. I really enjoyed working on the stole and I've lately played around with an idea using a similar technique, but it's not yet in the state to tell you about it. Stay tuned.
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