Knitscene Fall 2010 - continued!

As we mentioned in yesterday's post, besides the gorgeous sweater designed by Hannah Fettig in Organik, both Kate + Courtney have designs in the 5th Anniversary issue of Knitscene that feature the Fibre Company yarns.

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Oscilloscope Shawl.  Photograph by Joe Coca + © Knitscene

Kate's design, the Oscilloscope Shawl, (rav link), named after the sawtooth waves made by Oscilloscopes, went through many permutations in its young life. Ultimately, she wanted to highlight the simple beauty of pairing diagonal increases and decreases on a garter stitch background for the body of the shawl and is very pleased with the final result!

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Oscilloscope Shawl.  Photograph by Joe Coca + © Knitscene

Constructed form end-to-end, you cast on a small number of stitches, then increase to the center, and decrease down again to the other end.  As you 'turn' for the center point, the direction of the garter lace changes as well.

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An attached i-cord on the top edge and diagonals provides a smooth and finished look.

Project Specifications:

Size 53" wide and 23¼" deep at center point, after blocking
Yarn The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted (50% alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo; 100 yd [91 m]/50 g): yerba mate (olive), 4 skeins
Gauge 14 sts and 22 rows = 4" in garter st, after blocking
Tools
• Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24" or longer circular (cir) needle • Yarn needle • Pins for blocking

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Next up, Courtney's cardigan in Terra!