Wrap yourself in the vibrant, organic tones of Platy! Named after the uniquely shaped soft-bodied invertebrate platyhelminthes (aka flatworm), Platy plays beautifully with gradient yarn. Platy Shawl was first designed for 2021's N Club.
This shawl is worked from the inside out in the round, allowing the beauty of Freia Fibers gradient yarn to speak for itself. The bi-colored beaded Platy stitch circulates the shawl before the ends are elongated with German short-rows to create the distinctive flat worm shape. Platy is a joy both on and off your needles.
645 yd [590 m] of fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
FREIA fine handpaints, Shawl Ball +
(100% US Merino wool; 645 yd [590 m]/ 5.3 oz [150 g]); Biosynthesis•
Two US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32-inch or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge•
4 unique removeable stitch markers, one end-of-round marker•
Approx. 9 grams Size 6/0 Japanese Seed Beads (A)
Approx. 15 grams Size 6/0 Japanese Seed Beads (B- for bind off)
Tool for placing beads- super floss, .75-1 mm steel crochet hook, or a Beadle Needle
Approx. 62 inches [157 cm] long by 19 inches [48 cm] at widest point
22 stitches/30 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch, unblocked (see Notes)
16 stitches/30 rnds = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch, blocked