Rigoles: Kits

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These photos show some aspects of Maylin's original Rigoles shawls.
These photos show some aspects of Maylin's original Rigoles shawls.

This has been a long-time favorite of mine.  

By maylin Tri'Coterie Designs, Rigoles uses short-rows in a most dramatic and satisfying way.  

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Make sure to get your pattern directly from Maylin on her Ravelry page here.  This webpage is set up to give you yarn kits only.  

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The Design

I quote Maylin here: 

If you like the fluid, organic look of Swing Knitting but are not yet ready to learn the nitty gritty of the technique this might be the pattern for you.

It is not a long pattern with exhaustive written instructions, neither is it a formula requiring you to think to much :)

It is somewhere in between.

The Yarn and Colorways

Maylin also writes:

Two sizes are given - one for aran/worsted weight yarn and one for fingering weight yarn. Both yield a nice size shawl you can wrap up in.

It is easy to change the size...

You require 2 different yarns. 400g in total of aran or 200g of fingering. It works well if one of the yarns is graduated or a long colour change yarn but you can use two solids or indeed use scraps and start a completely different yarn each time you change colour...

No need for a gauge swatch just use the yarn and needle that gives the firmness you like.

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This is a tremendously fun design!

We put together some kits using a beautiful Noro yarn plus a delicious yarn from Juniper Moon Farms.  

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Please note that the colors as we have put them together in these kits will give a far more subtle look than what you see in Maylin's original shawl.  These have gentle tonal shifts.  If you would prefer more drama, let me know and I'll work with you on a new set with a different combination of colors.  

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You can see our kits in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that. 

The Noro yarn is Kotori, a worsted weight yarn made up of 75% wool/ 10% cotton/ 8% viscose/ 7% silk and with 305 yards (280m)/ 100g.  Even before washing, this is a much softer-than-usual Noro yarn, lovely to the touch.  The color shifts are quite subtle. 

The Juniper Moon Farm yarn is Moonshine, 40% wool/ 40% alpaca/ 20% silk (yum!) with 

197 yards(180m)/ 100g.  

Maylin says 400g in total would work well --- so 2 skeins of each will be in your kit. (If for any reason you would like less or more or whatever, contact me and I'll do my best to oblige.)

I found quite a few lovely projects that mixed the two of these and as this design is so flexible, it seemed a marvelous chance to use them both. 

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Note again: I set these kits up with colors that meld into each other.  If you prefer an almost-solid Moonshine that is more of a contrast than the one I set up for each kit, just let me know.  These yarns are wonderful mix-and-match colorways especially as the flecks in the Kotori pick up other colors and allow for combos which might otherwise seem jarring. 

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Kit #1

1. Kotori in colorway #13, Imabari:  a mostly lilac base that runs somewhat pink into lilac into violet into blue with lots of flecks of brilliant colors (neon yellow, orange, lime, fuchsia)

2. Moonshine in #47 Groovy Grape, a lovely wisteria colorway, almost-solid. 

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Kit #2:

1.  Kotori in colorway #7, Toyama .  This is a wonderful mix of greens, from lime into true green and then a bit of teal.  And speckled with golds and pinks and blues and pinks.  

2.  Moonshine in colorway #57, a glowing chartreuse.  

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Kit #3

1.  Kotori in colorway #16 Kahoku, a wonderfully Victorian look with antique rose into pink into rosewood and some lovely nuances in between.  The flecks include yellow, fuchsia, orange and white. 

2.  Moonshine colorway #40, aka Raisin, is a marvelous rich deep merlot-that-verges-on-mahogany (you can tell I had trouble finding a one-word color name).  It looks great with the Kahoku, imho.  

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