Springs is a simple structure but looks dynamic and razzmatazz-y.
A voluminous shawl worked in Warm Moonshine (2 different colours – three skeins in Colour 1 and one in Colour 2). Effectively you are knitting a long wide scarf in blocks of colour stripes scattered with rows of ‘little springs’. Buttonholes are created along one edge and corresponding buttons added to make the long scarf into a poncho. This can be worn as a kooky shoulder-hugger (creating a diamond shawl) or with the buttons down the front to create a flowing waterfall poncho-top. The ‘springs-pattern-repeat’ in meditative and relaxing to work.
YOU WILL NEED 4 x 100g WARM MERRY O, 4ply, 311m/100g, 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk
In sample: 3 x Colour 1: grey, 1 x Colour 2: blue 3.5mm needles (or 3.5mm 60cm circular needle - worked forwards and backwards) + 5mm needle for cast-on and cast-off + Sewing-up needle Buttons: 8 x 1.5cm
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | st/sts: stitch/stitches k2tog: k2 sts together as one (decrease) dyo: double yarn-over, starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to back, repeat. So effectively you have created two loops over needle. When you reach a yo on next row, work as directed. This should create a hole. yo: as above but wrap yarn over needle once, not twice
GAUGE: 22sts and 26 rows in stocking stitch per 10cm on 3.5mm needle
SIZE:finished measurements when washed and blocked: Width 78cm, Length 204cm
Insert needle as if to knit
Wrap yarn around both needles anti-clockwise ten times
Knit through all ten ‘wraps’ and off working needle, you should now have one st on your needle
Gently pull spring coils down working thread Pull working thread gently to close-up spring and continue to work as directed.