Fantoosh by Kate Davies is a top-down triangular shawl with an all over lace pattern.
There are two sizes but you can adjust the number of repeats to make a different size. It is written for 4ply yarn - but you could knit it another weight. Just adjust your needle size and quantities.
This large Fantoosh! is knitted by Sabine using 3 shade of Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply - 602 Copper Tones, 635 Maple Syrup and 632 Burnished.
Sabine 'faded' the colour transitions by working a few stripes when introducing a new shade, creating a blended effect.
To knit your own Fantoosh you'll need a 3.75mm circular needle, 100cm long, and some stitch markers.
And the pattern is on Ravelry.
It is essential to block your shawl, to open up the lace stitches and make the shawl the correct size.
Blocking in this case means soaking your shawl, squishing out the water and stretching and pinning it into shape.
You can use blocking wires to pull your shawl into shape or just use pins. You can even use some thick cotton yarn too.
We have wool wash and T-pins online and in the Pittenweem shop. We do have blocking wires in the Pittenweem shop. Unfortunately they are a bit awkward to post so they are not available online.
(If you have difficulty accessing patterns on Ravelry, please get in touch and I'll try to help).
Vivacious 4ply from Fyberspates, is a fantastic all rounder! It’s a high twist 100% Merino wool, making it more robust. You can make both drapey fabrics and crisp cables all with softness of merino. It has a large hand dyed colour palette, ranging from saturated bright colours to soft pastels. It’s also machine washable!
Shades marked * are whilst stocks last.
please note this yarn is hand dyed and each skein is unique (even within the same dyelot). If you are using more than one skein in your project you are advised to alternate skeins to ensure any differences are blended.
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