A large rectangular shawl inspired by North African embroideries, the colors of camels, the hand-dyed gradients of Erica Heftmann's ColorShift Yarn and memories of a trip to the Atlas mountains.


The shawl was knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles with ColorShift Yarn (discontinued - see help page):

MC: Chestnut Gradation (6 x 160yds/146m) and five of the six skeins of Chestnut to Charcoal Gradation (5 x160yds/146m)

CCs: Botanical Green Gradient (6 x 40yds/37m), Zinnia Color Bridge (8 x 30yds/28m), Tea Rose Gradation (6 x 30yds/28m)

Blue to Gray Color Bridge (6 x 30yds/28m)


If you are using different yarn, allow the following quantities:

MC: 1760yds/1610m, CC1: 80yds/75m, CC2: 220yds/200m, CC3: 140yds/130m, CC4: 160yds/145m, CC5: 120yds/110m

CC intarsia motifs: 42 x 32in/80cm lengths in a variety of shades

Thank you to Gail Sheppard for knitting the sample shawl!

Please note that gauge and needle size are different from similar patterns like Sari and Bosphorus:

Gauge: approximately 30 stitches and 32 rows = 4in/10cm in stranded knitting

& approximately 17 stitches and 32 rows = 4in/10cm in zigzag lace pattern

Finished dimensions: approximately 26ins/66cm by 86.5ins/220cm


Techniques include lace knitting, back and forth stranding, intarsia and trapping, with 6 - 7 colors in each row.

The chart is quite wide and is divided over two landscape pages.

The pdf includes a big chart, short written instructions and notes, a phototutorial on splicing yarn ends, and some holiday photos.


Atlas is also available as part of the Seven Colorwork Adventures eBook.




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