Ferris Wheel - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Ferris Wheel shawl pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
Each town on the Jersey shore has its own Ferris wheel. At night, they are lit up in a rainbow of colors, some even with animated light shows, and can be seen from miles away.
This shawl, worked in two colors is a representation of the flashing lights of the Ferris wheel. It is worked in striped tiers of short rows. These stripes are not just decorative, they actually provide the shaping which creates the semi circular shape of the shawl. This pattern takes color well, so consider knitting each tier in a different color.
The pattern has a helpful set of photos to show some of the techniques used to join the tiers, or you can watch these videos to learn about the techniques.
Yarn: Main Color: 1 skein MollyGirl Yarns Diva, 435 yards (398 m) per 100g or any fingering weight yarn.
Contrast Color: 2 skeins MollyGirl Yarns Bouncer, 435 yards (398 m) per 100g or any fingering weight yarn.
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 40” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 18 sts x 36 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.
Other Materials: Steamer, blocking surface, blocking wires, pins.
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!
Please note: Colorways marked with an asterisk (*) may require one or more colors to be dyed to order. This will be done as expediently as possible; we hope to ship all pre-orders within 2-3 weeks, though depending on current our current dye queue fulfillment may take up to 8 weeks.