A large exotic stole inspired by colorful Indian embroideries and filigree patterns.
Sari main pattern
The sample was knit on 2.75mm/US2 needles with ColorShift Yarn sets (currently unavailable - see help page):
The MC is a combination of two sets - Copper to Burgundy and Copper to Koi, a total of 16 shades
Each set is 640yds/584m, so the total MC is 1280yds/1168m
The main CC and small intarsia diamonds use one set of the warm Parade Progression, 8 shades, 640yds/584m
The intarsia stripe uses the cool Parade Progression, approximately 100 yds/90m
Gauge: approximately 25sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stranded pattern
Dimensions after blocking: 72in/180cm long x 25in/64cm
Techniques include back and forth stranding, intarsia and lace knitting on RS and WS rows, with 3 or 4 colors in each row.
The main chart is quite wide and is divided over two landscape pages.
The pdf includes charts, short written instructions and notes, and a photo tutorial on splicing yarn ends.
A big “thank you” to Erica Heftmann at ColorShift Yarn for her expert color advice and generosity!
The pdf also includes three variations of the pattern, which each require only half quantities of the 16 MC shades.
The top section of the image above shows some changes that I made before deciding on the final version of the chart. The pdf includes an extra chart with an alternative stranded pattern.
above & below: reverse of stranded knitting and intarsia