Friday, April 1, 2016

Patternum Novum :: Phosphoro

Simple, soothing garter stitch meets stripes and fun colors. We’ve heard this story before. But Phosphoro combines the well-known and well-loved garter stripe duo with an interesting construction that creates the perfect triangular shawl shape and intersecting lines. Because there are no stitch or row-count-specific patterns to worry about, Phosphoro is very easily modified to suit any weight of yarn, and instructions are included in the pattern to make those mods as simple as can be. Grab a set of four colors – neons, neutrals, gradient, anything – and have fun creating and wearing this simple and striking wrap.

Phosphoro - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)


The specs...

Finished measurements: 64”/ 162.5 cm wingspan; 27”/ 68.5 cm height at center

Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 390 yds/ 357 m per 101g); 1 skein each of Bashful/pink (C1), Lightning Bug/neon green (C2), Twill/natural (C3), and Corduroy/ green (C4)
Or, 4 colors of fingering weight yarn: 380 yds/ 350 m of C1, 150 yds/ 135m of C2, 100 yds/ 90 m of C3, and 300 yds/ 275 m of C4

Also shown slightly modified in Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran in French Laundry (C1), Haberdasher (C2), Registry (C3), and Stone’s Throw (C4) on US 9/ 5.5mm needles. Finished measurements: 68.75”/ 174.5 cm wingspan and 26.5”/ 67.5 cm height at center.


Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished shawl and yardage required.


For more information on Phosphoro, you can check it out on Ravelry here.  And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the Phosphoro discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.

1 comment:

Julie Crawford said...

I love how different this looks base don colour choice! The first looks so modern and arty, and the second looks so classic and timeless. A mark of a good pattern that it can give such different (but all awesome) looks based on colour choices!