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Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Andrea Mowry

Fade 1
Fade 2
Fade 8
Fade 9
Fade 10
Fade 11
Fade 12
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Devil's Pool Sunfish Cuckoo Flower & Cattail
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Jawbreaker Make My Heart Sing Blueberry Cobbler & Blueberry Lemonade
Jawbreaker Queen of Roses Blueberry Lemonade & Make My Heart Sing
Queen of Roses Make My Heart Sing Tuxedo & Playa
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Jawbreaker Make My Heart Sing Archangel & My Sweet Valentine
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Jawbreaker Queen of Roses Make My Heart Sing & Rayon Vert
Jawbreaker Archangel Make My Heart Sing & Violete Africana
Playa Make My Heart Sing Azules & Jawbreaker
Tuxedo Rayon Vert September 17 & Jawbreaker
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Starting at a single point and growing, shifting and fading into a piece that begs to be wrapped up in. This asymmetrical triangle shawl uses some clever increasing and decreasing, combined with relaxing garter stitch and simple lace so that you have a fun-to-knit canvas to play with mixing colors on! This shawl is all about making it your own. Let your creativity shine!! 

Andrea says, "Get creative - this is YOUR shawl! Use only 1 color, or 3, or 10. Need help with color selections?  Look for nuances that can be seen from one color to the next - if your first color has some gold (like mine), why not snag an awesome speckled skein that also has some gold and another color you love (ahem - pink), so that after the speckled skein you can start stitching up that favorite pink skein you have been hoarding! And so on and so forth!"

Please see the following video tutorials to help you with the pattern as you knit:

Kit includes pattern and selected yarn.  Because this pattern is so vibrant, Yarn Loop has selected the perfect color combinations over several different brands (Malabrigo, O-Wool, Regia, & Baah Yarns) to create the best fades.  Please rest assured that all are washable Merino Wool of the correct weight.   (Mini Skein Kits will have 7 colors in the yardage provided below.  The remaining kits will include full skeins in the total yards required with less colors.)   Please wash all of your skeins prior to starting your project to prevent color bleeding in the finished garment.

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Sock by Hedgehog Fibres (90 Merino Wool / 10% Nylon; 100g/437yds): 7 Skeins in the following colors: Pollen, Fool’s Gold, Harvest, Monarch, Rosehip, Sari & Poison 

ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 4 Full Skeins or 15 Minis at 25g/110yds as notated below in yardage. Variegated Kettle-dyed yarn from Uruguay with subtle to striking color shifts.

ALTERNATE YARN: La Jolla by Baah Yarns (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/400 yds): 4 Full Skeins or 18 minis at 25g/100 yds as notated below in yardage. Solids, Variegated & Speckled yarn dyed in California.

ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/394 yds): 4 Full Skeins or 7 full skeins.  Solid colors dyed in the Northeastern USA.  GOTS certified gentle processes to prevent felting. O-Wool is on the forefront of making the most environmentally friendly yarn available today.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Wingspan 101" x 30" at center

YARDAGE: 1540 Yds of various colors; as shown: Color A-80 yds, Color B-160 yds, Color C-240 yds, Color D-260 yds, Color E- 280 yds, Color F-320 yds, Color G-200 yds 
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate-Simple lace and color melting

NEEDLES: Size US 4 / m3.5m 32" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: stitch marker & tapestry needle
GAUGE: 40 sts x 46 rows = 4" garter stitch (after blocking)

Shawl images courtesy of dreareneeknits with yarn photos by Yarn Loop.

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