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Blue Rainbow by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl work in garter stitch with short rows and gradient stripes in 1 strand DROPS Alpaca and 2 strands DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern z-791
Yarn group A + A + A or D
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Measurements:
Length at the top: approx. 160 cm / 63''
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200 g color 101, white
100 g color 6205, light blue
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125 g color 07, light gray blue
100 g color 08, gray blue
75 g color 01, off white

If the shawl is worked with one color 300 g DROPS Alpaca and 225 g DROPS Kid-Silk are used.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 5.5 mm/US 9 – or size needed to get 15 stitches and 26 rows in garter stitch with 1 strand Alpaca + 2 strands Kid-Silk = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically. 1 fan measures approx. 29 cm / 11½'' vertically at the widest and 101 cm / 39 3/4'' in length along the straight edge.

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Tags:

pattern type: shawls, pattern/technique: stripes, shape: diagonal-knit, short rows,

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DOUBLE YARN TIP:
Use yarn from both inside and outside of the ball.

GRADIENT COLORS:
All fans are worked with 1 strand Alpaca + 2 strands Kid-Silk (= 3 strands) – READ DOUBLE YARN TIP.
FAN 1: 1 strand Alpaca light blue + 2 strands Kid-Silk gray blue.
FAN 2: 1 strand Alpaca light blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk gray blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk light gray blue.
FAN 3: 1 strand Alpaca white + 1 strand Kid-Silk gray blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk light gray blue.
FAN 4: 1 strand Alpaca white + 2 strands Kid-Silk light gray blue.
FAN 5: 1 strand Alpaca white + 1 strand Kid-Silk light gray blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk off white.
FAN 6: 1 strand Alpaca white + 2 strands Kid-Silk off white.
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SHAWL:

Begin at the top with the darkest blue and work fans in gradient colors towards the last fan in off white.
Cast on 152 stitches on circular needle SIZE 5.5 mm/US 9 / US 9 with 1 strand Alpaca light blue and 2 strands Kid-Silk gray blue (= 3 strands). Work 1st fan back and forth on circular needle as follows:
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit 152 stitches.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Knit all stitches.
ROW 3: Knit 148 stitches.
ROW 4: Knit all stitches.
ROW 5: Knit 144 stitches.
ROW 6: Knit all stitches.
ROW 7: Knit 140 stitches.
ROW 8: Knit all stitches.
Continue like this by working 4 stitches less on every other row (i.e. on every row from right side) until 4 stitches remain. Knit 2 rows back and forth over these 4 stitches and then knit 2 rows over all 152 stitches = 1 fan.
bind off somewhat loosely the first 14 stitches on row, knit the rest of row and loosely cast on 7 new stitches at the end of this row = 145 stitches on row. Knit 1 row from wrong side. Switch color to the next fan - see explanation on GRADIENT COLORS. Knit 1 row from right side and loosely cast on 7 new stitches at the end of this row = 152 stitches on row. Knit 1 row from wrong side *. Continue to work fans the same way by repeating from 1st row to * until there are 6 fans in total on shawl. Loosely bind off by knitting from right side and fasten the strands.

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