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Through the Atmosphere
Est. Yards600 - 900
Final Project Only
Payment Notes: As a Thank You for your time and patience 😉 you will receive a free copy of the final version of this pattern as well as a coupon code for any pattern or item in my shop.
Yarn RequirementsKelbourne Woolens Perennial (Fingering weight (light fingering); 60% superwash merino wool, 25% suri alpaca, 15% nylon; 994 yds per 100g skein); 1 skein in 350 Caribbean, about 50g in 714 Gold, and about 30g in 615 Vintage Red.
Skills RequiredBobbles Edging - Added Afterwards Knitted Cast-on Longtail Cast-on
One of the first movies we watched during the Movie Marathon Week... Month...Months... earlier this year was The Aeronauts. Because I am a sucker for adventures, perio d dramas, historical fictions and the like, l was intrigued. The movie was fantastic and led to the drawing above and became the inspiration for this shawl. I will admit, though, that I was singing “Let’s go Fly a Kite” from Mary Poppins the whole time (yes, I know that one is about a kite, but the new version has a song about balloons!) so I hope you’ll enjoy thinking about travelling “up, through the atmosphere” while you’re flying through the rows.
This pattern starts with a garter tab and is worked outward in arcs. The half pi shape is maintained through periodic yo, k1 increase rows. Contrasting colored stripes are joined with tuck stiches mimicking the ropes on a hot air balloon, while sl st scallops, a waving twisted st panel, and a knitted on bobble edging add to
the festive atmosphere inspired by the many colors and patterns seen on hot air balloons.
- 62 inch wingspan
- 31 inch depth
Gauge: 22 sts x 29 rows / 4 in. (10 cm)
- changing colors (stripes)
- tuck stitch/dropped stitch
- twisted stitches (knit, purl,k tk2tog, tssk)
- slipped sts
- knitted on border (joining decrease and bobbles)
- knitted cast on
- garter tab
Needles and Notions:
- U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) 60 inch or larger circular knitting needles
- tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- U.S. size F crochet hook (optional)
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