HEPHAESTOS by Jana Huck
Named in homage to the Greek god of metalworking, Hephaestos is a cosy unisex shawl worked in the brioche technique. The strong lines of the shawl’s structure are evocative of metalwork. The straightforward knit is finished with a herringbone edging, with carefully-placed stitches effortlessly forming those characteristic zigzags. The edging adds some oomph, but it’s also very beginner-friendly. After working the body in brioche, you will be more than prepared for the challenge of the edging.
Wingspan: 216 cm (85 in)
Depth: 81 cm (32 in)
Edging: 10.5 cm (4.25 in)
6 x ITO Shimo (80% Wool, 20% Silk; 50 gr ~ 266 m / 291 yds); here: 2 x #847 Raven, 2 x #842 Persimmon, 2 x #845 Gray.
3 x ITO Shio (100% Wool; 40g ~ 480 m / 525 yds); here: 1 x #444 Charcoal, 1 x #447 Gold Oak, 1 x #443 Snow Gray.
11 sts and 25 double-rows = 10 cm (4in) in basic 2-colour brioche rib, counting both rows as one double-row and after blocking.
ITO No.8 号 (4,5 mm) IC Needles with tips in 12,5 cm (5 in) and nylon cords in 75 cm (30 in) or 95 cm (37 in).