Phlegethon Shawl

Aroha Knits

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Phlegethon Shawl by Aroha Knits | The Phlegethon is the river found in Greek Mythology leading to the underworld, also known as the river of fire. It also means “stream of fire” or a “fiery light”. The name for this shawl was inspired by both the colorway name (Fire Dreamer) and the fiery nature found in Dreamer Fiber Muses - their creativity cannot be tamed and their passion for color is unhinged.

This shawl is a top-down triangular asymmetrical shawl, with a border worked on the side at the same time as the body. Because the body is worked in simple garter stitch and the border is a simple eyelet pattern, it is a perfect ft for showing off your own hand spun yarn.  The Dreamer Fiber Muse is the muse of self-expression, so let yours shine through the yarn you chose to pair up with this pattern!

Gauge: 22 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) (after blocking) in garter stitch. Gauge is not essential to this piece, but varying gauges will affect final measurements and yardage used.

Finished Measurements: 65” (165 cm) x 36” (91.5 cm)

Materials Used: Original BFL by Fully Spun (Fingering; 100% 2-ply BFL; 350 yards; 4 oz). 2 skeins in Fire Dreamer.  Yardage:  500 - 550 yards (457 – 503 m)

Needle Size: US 6 32” (81 cm) needle. A long circular needle is recommended, in order to accommodate the large number of stitches, as the shawl grows.

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions

Skill Level: Intermediate