Then if I dance, it’s my shadow that dances along with me *
Tycho is an unfussy, modern, crescent shaped wrap with a lot of textural interest. The wrap is relatively wide with a depth on the shallower side. This easy shape allows you to wear it multiple ways; you can wrap your Tycho about your neck and shoulders, knot it, loop it, or leave the ends loose for an elegant drape.
Tycho is designed to look equally good in a rustic, woolen spun yarn with some halo, as it would in something more slinky and drapey. Choose the yarn that reflects your personal style and esthetics and wear your Tycho with a chic woolen coat, your well-worn leather jacket or that old, cozy sweatshirt.
Tycho is a crescent shaped shawl that starts with a classic garter tab and is worked from the top down. To achieve a fluid drape and the measurements given in schematic, I recommend wet blocking using blocking wires.
Approx 195 cm / 76.75” wingspan along the
top edge and 48 cm / 19” deep.
DK weight yarn, approx 800 m / 875 yards.
Sample shown in Blacker Yarns, Tamar Lustre Blend DK; 30% Wool, 18% Wool – Wensleydale, 18% Wool – Teeswater, 17% Wool – Cotswold, 17% Wool – Leicester Longwool; 220 m / 241 yds per 100 g skein, color Ottery.
Needle A (for the body of the shawl)
one 100 cm / 40″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 4 mm / US #6.
Needle B (for the i-cord bind off)
one circular needle or double pointed needle.
Suggested needle size: 4.5 mm / US #7.
Measured after blocking.
Wickerwork stitch pattern on Needle A: 19 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Tapestry needle, blocking tools.
* Li Po