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Beat the Fug

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    • Written and charted pattern
    • Instructions in English
    • US Imperial and metric measurements
    • Suitable for the intermediate knitter
    • Links to tutorials by the designer for techniques used
    • Gauge For the sample shawl measured after blocking 19 sts / 23 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this design, but a loose gauge is strongly advised.
    • Digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)

    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    Beat the Fug is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top-down. Inspired by the “Free-Wrench” novel by Joseph R. Lallo and the yarn dyed to match by Third Vault Yarns, it perfectly catches the steampunk vibe so wonderfully described in the story.

    The shawl is started with a garter stitch tab. The body contains special shaping, which helps to avoid the “bump” in the upper edge of the shawl, so often present in crescent shawl designs. The lace in the border is knit on both right side and wrong side rows. The instructions for the border of the shawl are provided both fully charted and written out.

    Size and finished measurements: Size S (L) finished dimensions: Wingspan of 152 (175) cm (60 (69) inches) and a depth of 40 (50) cm (15 ¾ (19 ¾) inches), measured after blocking. The shawl shown is in size L.

    Difficulty level: The Beat the Fug shawl is started with a modified garter stitch tab. Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog, skp, a centered double decrease, yo and m1L and m1R increases. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Yarn Third Vault Yarns Companion 4-ply (100% Sw Merino; 400 m (437 yds) / 100 g) in the following colors and amounts C1 140 (200) m (153 (219) yds) / 35 (50) g in The Windbreaker, and C2 260 (400) m (284 (437) yds) / 65 (100) g in Well Fug!
    • Size 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles
    • Yarn needle
    • 2 stitch markers to mark the center of the shawl
    • Stitch markers for the lace section (optional)