Earth, Wind & Fire

The Earth, Wind & Fire shawl was originally published as the mystery design accompanying the Frida Fuchs yarn advent calendar 2020.

The large rectangular wrap features an arrow pattern in different textures: garter stitch, one-color brioche, garter stripes, and cute little dots. The random-seaming color sequence creates a colorful but cohesive overall effect that is supported by the fluffy stockinette background and garter stitch border with an i-cord edge.

The three original color combinations call to mind the elemental forces of Earth, Wind, and Fire; the fourth version, called Elements (but nicknamed Unicorn), combines colors from the three elements.

The shawl is knit in four parts: The three rectangular strips that make up the main part are later connected with knitted i-cord seams and surrounded by a border for a neat and finished look.

As the shawl was originally designed for a yarn advent calendar, it was designed to be knit with 21 mini skeins in fingering weight yarn and 1 full skein of the main color in a fluffy Alpaca/Silk blend. Feel free to use either a full skein instead of the 3 mini skeins per contrasting color or any number of colors to use up leftovers. The Lace weight main color can be substituted with a Fingering weight yarn without any changes to the pattern.

The pattern comes in three formats:

  • The full version has every section, row, and stitch fully written out (formatted for printing or viewing on a laptop or desktop computer)
  • The short version is a more condensed format that references the five stitch patterns (formatted for printing or viewing on a laptop or desktop computer)
  • The mobile version is optimized for viewing on a mobile device (tablet/smartphone) but also for vision-impaired knitters (large print); this is also the full version (no scrolling around necessary)

DOWNLOAD

Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German

Price: € 6.00

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DETAILS

Yarn:

1 color of fluffy Lace weight yarn (about 300 m per 50 g; 1 full skein)

and 7 colors of Fingering weight yarn (about 366 m per 100 g or 70 m per 20 g; 1 full skein or 3 mini skeins each)

Yardage:

1740 m / 1903 yds in total

  • MC1: 298 m / 326 yds / 1 full skein
  • MC2: 203 m / 222 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
  • CC1: 209 m / 229 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
  • CC2: 205 m / 224 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
  • CC3: 212 m / 232 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
  • CC4: 205 m / 224 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
  • CC5: 204 m / 223 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
  • CC6: 204 m / 223 yds / 3 mini or 1 full skein(s)
Shown in:
  • Main Color 1 (MC1) in DUFTE Lace by Frida Fuchs (Lace Weight, 74% Alpaca / 26% Silk, 300 m per 50 g skein);

  • Main Color 2 (MC2) and Contrasting Colors 1-7 (CC1-7) in STEPPKE Single by Frida Fuchs (Fingering weight, 100% Merino, 70 m per 20 g mini skein or 366 m per 100 g full skein);

MC1 and MC2 are the same colorways on different bases.
Sample pictured in the “Elements” colorways.

EARTH colorways

  • MC1+2: Ebenholz
  • CC1: Eisen
  • CC2: Silber
  • CC3: Platin
  • CC4: Olivenholz
  • CC5: Sand
  • CC6: Messing

WIND colorways

  • MC1+2: Cumulus
  • CC1: Passat
  • CC2: Sturmflut
  • CC3: Brise
  • CC4: Boreas
  • CC5: Scirocco
  • CC6: Mistral

FIRE colorways

  • MC1+2: Düne
  • CC1: Elio
  • CC2: Cognac
  • CC3: Phlox
  • CC4: Bellini
  • CC5: Rubin
  • CC6: Poison

ELEMENTS colorways

  • MC1+2: Cumulus
  • CC1: Elio
  • CC2: Silber
  • CC3: Brise
  • CC4: Bellini
  • CC5: Scirocco
  • CC6: Mistral
Size:

Length: 180 cm / 71“; Width: 60 cm / 23 ½“

Gauge:

24 sts / 36 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in stockinette stitch with MC
24 sts / 48 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in garter stitch with CC

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!

Needles:

US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, 80 cm / 32“ long; optional: 2 DPNs in same size (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape), and larger needle size for binding off

Notions:

tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers

TUTORIAL

(English Version coming soon!)

How to place the stripes before starting the i-cord seam:

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