Drapey, cozy, elegantly simple: Rapport is comfort knitting with a dramatic result. The design is completely reversible and symmetrical, so it looks good however you wear it. The combination of Shibui Silk Cloud and Tosh Merino Light yields a fabric that is soft and warm, with a comforting weight and flickering colour. To make Rapport, you need to know how to knit, purl, and slip stitches. That’s it. The pattern includes instructions for three widths; the length is easily adjustable to suit your tastes. The sample shown is the largest size and is modeled by Josephine Ankarah, who is 5 ft 7 in/ 170cm tall.
Designed by Elizabeth Elliott in collaboration with Shibui Knits and Madelinetosh.
Scarf (Narrow Shawl, Full Size Shawl)
13.25 in/33.5 cm (18 in/45.5 cm, 23 in/58.5 cm) wide x 78.5 in/199.5 cm long (length adjustable)
Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds/300 m per .88 oz/25 g): 3 (4, 5) skeins (shown in Lovegrass)
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino; 420 yds/384 m per 3.7 oz/105 g): 3 (4, 4) skeins (shown in Lovegrass)
US7/4.5 mm: 14 in/35 cm straight needles or circular needle: 20 in/50 cm or longer is recommended for Scarf and Narrow Shawl; 24 in/60 cm or longer is recommended for the Full Size Shawl (or size needed for correct gauge)
23 sts & 29 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with Silk Cloud and Tosh Merino Light held together, worked flat and blocked
Exact gauge is not essential, but differences in gauge will affect size and yarn requirements.