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Zing Zip

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Skill Level

Intermediate

Skills Needed

  • Brioche
  • Eyelet
  • Ribbing
  • Seamless
  • Short Rows
  • Textured
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

Zing Zip is a long, shallow triangle shawl with two-color garter and brioche steps and a garter accent border, all finished with a simple eyelet bind off. This was an exciting collaboration with Do Ewe Knit?, and was created as an exclusive design for them for the 2016 NJ Wool Walk! Skill level: Intermediate. Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), simple brioche increases and decreases, knit, purl, picking up stitches, short rows, yarn-over, simple knit decreases. This long triangle shawl is knit from one corner to the other using simple brioche increases and decreases. Interest and texture are added to the fabric with two-color garter steps, which are staggered as the shawl takes shape. The accent border is added by picking up stitches along the shawl edge, then finished off with short row shaping and an eyelet bind off. Size: (measured after blocking) One size: 78” / 198.1cm wingspan x 17.5” / 44.5cm depth, measured after blocking Gauge: 24 sts x 40 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color garter stitch (taken after blocking). Yarn: Fingering / Sock weight yarn Main color (MC): 300 yds / 274.3 m Contrast color (CC): 300 yds / 274.3 m Accent color: 175 yds / 160 m Shown in: MC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Do Ewe Knit Potluck CC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Ink Accent: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Highlighter Needles: 40” long US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting, and to accommodate large number of stitches. Tools: tapestry needle for weaving ends, row counter, 2 stitch markers for dividing garter section Photo credit: Ruth Hart Mowry

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Lesley Anne Robinson
Lesley Anne Robinson
Hello!! I am Lesley of Knit Graffiti Designs! Knitting is my release, my getaway, the place where I go to breathe and meditate. As a work-at-home-mom, I do freelance Interior Design and take care of my two young boys. In my free time, I enjoy knitting and designing knitwear, and knits for the home for myself and the people I love. Right now, I am working on learning new knitting techniques, having a diverse handmade wardrobe and being conscious of the materials in which I invest. Find me on Instagram :: knitgraffiti ! Use #knitgraffiti or #knitgraffitidesigns so I can see all of your awesome projects! Check out my blog :: knitgraffiti.com If you are interested in collaborating, or would like to sell my wholesale patterns in your yarn shop, please feel free to email me: knitgraffitidesigns (at) gmail (dot) com!