Kate Davies - Fantoosh
Fantoosh is a top-down triangular shawl featuring a tesselating allover motif defined by centred double decreases and twisted stitches. In Scots, fantoosh means “fancy”, or a wee bit “over the top”. This pattern involves both texture and openwork. The pattern is, however, surprisingly straightforward: memorised after just one repeat, its graphic motif is intuitive and extremely easy to work. Two sizes are given but you can easily adjust the number of repeats to make a shawl to suit you and your yarn.
4ply weight with approx 365m / 400yds per 100g skein) 1 (2) x 100g skeins
Needles and notions
3.75mm UK 9/ US 5 circular needle 100cm / 40in long
Stitch markers of two types - x and y.
Blocking wires or pins.
Waste yarn and 3.75mm UK 9 / US F/5 crochet hook.
16 sts and 16 rows to 7cm / 2¾in over lace pattern worked back and forth using 3.75mm needles, after washing and blocking.
20 sts and 33 rows to 10cm / 4in over stockinette st worked back and forth using 3.75mm needles.
Swatch should be washed and then stretched quite vigorously, to reflect the way the shawl will be ultimately blocked. See finishing instructions in pattern for more information on how to block.
Although it is not vital to match gauge precisely on this shawl, if your gauge is too loose, you will use more yarn (and likewise will use less yarn if your gauge is too tight). The finished dimensions of your shawl will also be affected, so it is recommended to get as close to the recommended gauge as possible.
Wingspan: approx. 114 (180) cm 45 (71) in
Depth: approx. 57 (90) cm 22½ (35½) in