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Loft DK knitting pattern - digital or hard copy
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Loft is a slightly asymmetric shawl that is knitted from the narrowest point, getting wider as you go. It’s an easy pattern that uses a series of colour changes to create definition and interest. This is a great on the go project as it’s easy to memorise and won’t boggle you. Inspired by a weekend away with lots of friends at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, the stripes represent the many flights of stairs to our city centre accommodation - The Loft.
The pattern structure is simple but effective with easy to memorise increases, decreases and colour changes. It is worked sideways, starting at the smallest point, so your rows get longer as you work through the pattern.
Pattern Tutorial: To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial. This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought the pattern for Loft (DK & 4 Ply versions).
The tutorial takes you through the notions needed, shawl construction, key stitches used in the pattern, blocking hints and getting in touch.
If you make this shawl please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see it on Instagram too - #LoftShawl #FayDHDesigns @faydhdesigns
Needles: 4mm circular needles and 40cm+ cable
Gauge: unblocked 11 sts and 16 rows over 5cm/2”. Blocked 10 sts and 15 rows over 5cm/2”.
Hours: approx 24 hours to make. If you want to make a quicker one, the crocheted DK version takes about 15 hours (just search for ‘Loft’ in Ravelry’.
Meterage: 710m (approx 235m Yarn A, 230m Yarn B, 245m Yarn C).
Blocked dimensions: 234cm/92” top (longest) edge, 202cm/79.5” next longest edge and 72cm/28.25” for shortest edge.
Yarn: This pattern works well with most DK wools (250m/273yds per 100g), but you need to ensure you have a wool with enough meterage as you will use up nearly all of it!
The wool used within the pattern is John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers DK (Merino) in shades KBN068 (A), KBN070 (B) and KBN072 (C). This is a beautiful Merino wool (non Superwash) spun in Devon, England. It comes in at 250m/273yds per 100g and to complete the full pattern I used 284g (94g of A, 92g of B and 98g of C).
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Loft (knitting DK) is a four page document. If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.
Weights given are approximated to provide a best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs. I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns. This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post consumer fibre and carbon netutral.
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretense of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.