Xerophyte Shawl by Amy van de Laar // featuring AVFKW Floating
Xerophyte is a crescent-shaped dotted with mini-bobbles and edged with a ribbed border. The shawl's textures and gently scalloped border contrast soft rounded shapes with crisp geometry, and echo the prickle-studded lobes of prickly pear cacti. Xerophyte takes its name from the class of plants adapted to conserve or store water, which includes cacti and succulent.
Knit using two skeins of Floating, this is a nicely sized shawl. The crescent shape allows this shawl to effortlessly drape around your neck and shoulders. Floating, a blend of alpaca, cashmere, and silk is our softest yarn and offers excellent drape. Every stitch is a luxury to knit.
Xerophyte as shown in Making was knit in the colorway Lamb's Ear, a light sage green color evoking the flora of the desert. This gentle, nuanced color allows the subtle arcing lines and bobbles to take center stage. If you are interested in another color, please click here to see the full line-up of Floating.
85.5" [217 cm] wingspan and 16.5" [42 cm] deep at center
Needles - (or size needed to obtain gauge)
+ One 32" circ [80 cm] in size US 6 [4 mm]
12 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking wires (optional)
22 st and 28 rows = 4" in bobble pattern after blocking
This kit includes:
2 skeins of A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating yarn, 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 437yd per 100g skein
Pattern: Please note, this kit does NOT include the pattern. The pattern is currently available in Making No. 7 / Desert. Please click here to add a copy of the magazine to your cart. And on Ravelry.
When working with yarn dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
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Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
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