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Fornjót

Fornjót is an asymmetric garter stitch triangular shawl, which grows from a contrast colour edging. The gentle decreasing means the shawl feels like it is speeding up as you go.

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Fingering yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape
Shown in Ysolda Moss Light (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% mid brown masham, 438 yds / 400m, 100g)
MC: Undyed 656 yds / 600m CC: Dorothy 109 yds / 100m

24 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

US 5 / 3.75mm straights or 24” / 60cm or longer circular

Finished length at top: 60” /152cm
Finished depth: 30 “ / 76cm

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  • The shawl begins at the short edge of the triangle with a sharply pointed edging featuring a honeycomb pattern that uses slipped stitches to blend the contrast organically into the grey. This honeycomb patterning is repeated in the grey, making the most of the interlocking nature of hexagons to create larger patterns from the smaller motif. The triangle is simply shaped by decreasing along one edge, and, as the shawl narrows the stitch patterns gradually become less open and smaller in scale. Towards the narrow point, the contrast colour is reintroduced to balance the border opposite with a delicate surface pattern worked against the grey background.

    Photos of Asha by Kate O'Sullivan and photo of Ysolda by Rebecca Redston

    VERSION INFORMATION

    fornjot_v2.1.pdf

  • YARN

    Fingering yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape.
    Shown in Ysolda Moss Light (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% mid brown masham, 438 yds / 400m, 100g)
    MC: Undyed 656 yds / 600m
    CC: Dorothy 109 yds / 100m

    NOTIONS

    Tapestry needle. Ysolda recommends working the cables without a cable needle.

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