This complex shawl combines stranded knitting and lace motifs in a vibrant patchwork of natural shades and bright colors inspired by Tibetan carpets.
Knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles with Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight yarn
Gauge: approx. 21sts and 23 rows =
4 inches/10cm in stranded pattern
Dimensions after blocking: 62in/160cm x 19.5in/50cm
I used various colors of Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight yarn which comes in 25g balls or large cones.
The finished shawl weighs approximately 190g, the equivalent of 8 balls/1000yds/920m - but I used more than 8 shades:
FC56 (purple) 93 (red) FC50 (light pink) 20 (light grey) FC22 (bright pink) 366 (heathered purple) 3 (sand)
202 (off-white) 02 (oatmeal) FC9 (plum) FC 61 (blue grey) 121 (yellow) 125 (rust) FC64 (brown)
To recreate the color distribution of the sample, I estimate you will need 2 balls of purple, 2 of red, and 1 each of the other 12 shades - there will be plenty left over for another project!
You don’t have to stick to these colors - this is a good project for using up harmonious odds and ends.
Techniques include back and forth stranding, corrugated ribbing, intarsia and lace knitting on RS and WS rows, with 3 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.