Melted Crayons - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Melted Crayons pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
This is a shawl of infinite choices.
The stitch pattern is inspired by crayons, melting together into swirls and drips of color. The instructions contain two different stitch patterns which are completely interchangeable. You can choose only one, alternate between the two, or change things up whenever you feel like it. I’ve added photos of some options to show the possibilities.
The pattern uses the stacked stitch technique to create the motif. There are videos showing this technique available on my YouTube channel.
Finished Size: 66” (168 cm) x 28” (71 cm) triangle shape.
Yarn: Sample shown uses Freia Handpaints Ombré Fingering Shawl Ball in 2 colors. MollyGirl suggests any of our unique gradients!
Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 16 sts x 30 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.
Other Materials: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, pins, blocking wires, blocking surface, steamer or steam iron.
Skill Level: This shawl is best suited for adventurous knitters with experience reading patterns. It is helpful to practice the stacked stitch technique before casting on your project.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. Visit Xandy's website for more information and inspiring knits!