Fortuna is worked from the top down, with increases on every fourth row to form a half-circle shape. Every row is different, so using a magnetic chart board or crossing off rows as they are worked will make it easier to keep track of your location in the pattern. Place a lifeline every few inches for a little extra insurance against dropped stitches.
This shawl used nearly all of the two hanks indicated in the supplies list, with no additional yardage for swatching. Because gauge can vary by individual, it may be advisable to purchase an extra hank of yarn to ensure there is enough to complete the shawl. Silk yarn has no elasticity so you can expect the shawl to grow a little after blocking. The sample gained approximately 5" / 13 cm after blocking and drying completely.
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Pattern contains 1 size
- Wingspan: Approx 53" / 134.5 cm
Length at center back: Approx 25" / 63.5 cm
- 2 hanks Halcyon Yarn 2/5 Gemstone Silk (260 yd / 238 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 100% Silk) in #10
- Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 24" / 60 cm long or longer
- Size US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32" / 80 cm long or longer
- 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking
Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.
Current version: mmd121718
This pattern was originally published by Twist Collective. The last Twist Collective version was 080215.
This pattern has gone through superficial changes to update the appearance, and the file has been reviewed by a tech editor to ensure no necessary information was omitted. If you find an issue, please feel free to contact me.
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