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.




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