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)  203(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’ll 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.




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