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Shop sample: Planispiral Shawl

Shop sample: Planispiral Shawl


The Planispiral Shawl by Nick Davis is a circular shawl with a slightly unorthodox increase pattern (it is pictured folded in half). It is knit from the center out! Once you’ve grasped the simple instructions, this meditative project is perfect for movie knitting or travel. Stitch markers can be used to help you keep your place. Our sample was knit by Sarah using a Wonderland Yarns Botanical Spectrums set of Blossoms yarn, an 80/20 blend of superwash merino wool and nylon. These collections of 5 cakes are dyed to use in sequence for seamless color transitions. The result - a spiral rainbow of color in a fabulous drapey shawl.

Finished size: one size, as written, about 47" diameter but as knit by Sarah 55" in diameter

Pattern: Planispiral Shawl by Nick Davis is available for purchase on Ravelry

Yarn: 1100-1200 yards fingering-weight yarn called for in pattern; shown in a full Wonderland Yarns Botanical Spectrums set of Blossoms yarn in color Bright Flower Beds (2100 yards)

Gauge: 21 stitches and 26 rows over 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)

A note from Sarah on modifications: Because I wanted to use up all of the yarn in this set, I continued to knit the increase sequence until my 5th skein. Once I started my 5th skein, I changed to knitting in garter stitch while continuing the increase sequence. I continued in garter until I had about a quarter of a skein left, and then began my bind off. This pattern calls for an entirely different border, which I skipped altogether. 

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