knit/lab/aquarelle

An intriguing shawl formed by a unique fusion of lace knitting, stranded knitting and stacked decreases - the resulting stitch pattern looks like a painting of shells or petals, or an undulating landscape painted with a random distribution of harmonizing colors.

 

The pattern offers an opportunity to experiment with the colors of hand-painted yarns, randomly mixing solids and variegated yarns with speckled and semi-solids for unexpected results.

 

Knit on 4.5mm/US7 needles with three sets of Trio Aquarell by dibadu: numbers 402, 417, and 426

My color choice started with the red, pink and purple 402 set to which I added the lighter (and more speckled) 417, and the wider tonal range of the 426, with its light and dark shades. There are over 100 Trio Aquarell colorways available, so there is plenty of scope for choosing your favorite color combinations!

Each set has 546m/597yds in three 182m/199yd skeins; total yardage of the three sets: 1638m/1791yds

I used approximately two thirds of the total yardage: 1092m/1194yds

 

Dimensions: approximately 71in/180cm by 23in/58cm; gauge: approximately 26 stitches and 24 rows = 4ins/10cm

Skills required: simple lace stitches, stacked decreases, stranded knitting and splicing.

 

The pdf contains a full written pattern, notes, and a splicing phototutorial.

This is a written pattern only, with no chart.

English and German versions of the pdf are available.

 

$6.00

 

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