Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches. The samples feature La Bien Aimée Cashmerino and Kumo for a luxurious blend of merino, cashmere, and alpaca fibers. The graphic details and clean lines of the shawl beautifully showcase hand dyed colorways. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops. I recommend including light, medium, and dark tones to accentuate the graphic quality of the shawl. Fantastitch would make an amazing stash buster!
The Rainbow and Gray/Gold samples are the large size. The Purple sample is the small size, so it doesn’t have the final twisted rib and honeycomb slip stitch patterns.
Finished Measurements:78 (96)” / 198 (244)cm wingspan length, 23 (29)” / 58 (74)cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yardage:Approximately 985 (1695)yds / 901 (1550)m total Color A - 280 (380)yds / 256 (347)m Color B - 110 (210)yds / 101 (192)m Color C - 220 (310)yds / 201 (283)m Color D - 70 (105)yds / 64 (96)m Color E - 190 (390)yds / 174 (357)m Color F - 40 (180)yds / 37 (165)m Color G - 75 (120)yds / 69 (110)m
Needles:US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions:2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge:21 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
Rainbow Sample (Large Size) La Bien Aimée Cashmerino Color A - Yellow Brick Road (gold) Color C - Eric Northman (red) Color E - Fluoro Morganite (neon coral pink)
La Bien Aimée Kumo Color B - Vespa (light blue) Color D - Rust (orange) Color F - Isle of Arran (dark blue) Color G - Anémone (purple)
Gray/Gold Sample (Large Size) Color A - Yellow Brick Road Cashmerino Color B - Clay Kumo Color C - Ash Cashmerino Color D - Smoke Kumo Color E - Cassiopeia Cashmerino Color F - Stone Kumo Color G - Ghost Kumo
Purple Sample (Small Size) Color A - Direwolf Cashmerino Color B - Sansa Kumo Color C - The Flying Knitter Cashmerino Color D - Dawn Kumo Color E - The Magellanic Clouds Cashmerino Color F - Anenome Kumo Color G - Quartz Fumé Kumo