Shawl - Triangle - Pistachio Ice Cream Shawl
Simple garter stitch and stockinette stitch combine with sinuous short rows to give this asymmetrical triangle shawl its unique look. Eyelet rows add an easy accent. Choose two complementary colors, or go bold! The wedges are perfect to show off a beautiful variegated, speckled or gradient yarn. The shawl is knit to a looser gauge to create a soft cushy fabric that drapes nicely. It is worked from the narrow point to the wide end. Instructions are provided to add more wedges for a larger shawl if desired.
Meditative knitting, along with two gorgeous yarns, combine for a relaxing yet satisfying knitting experience.
Inspiration Do you know how variegated yarn can look so pretty in the skein, and then all the beauty seems to be lost if you choose the wrong stitch pattern?
For example, a highly variegated yarn doesn’t look its best in garter stitch, I find. I think that stockinette stitch really lets the yarn shine.
So I designed this shawl so that the variegated yarn is displayed in Stockinette wedges, where the colors really pop. The Garter Stitch boundaries of the wedges, are in a pretty solid colorway called Minty Unicorn -- but to me it looked just like pistachio ice cream.
Note: pattern uses both Sport Weight and DK weight yarns
- Both cm and inches
- Easy stockinette stitch and garter stitch
- Interesting Short Row wedges
Materials you need at home:
- Sport weight yarn in wool or wool-blend 1 skein 100g
- Needles, 4.0mm, US 6
- DK weight yarn in wool or wool blend, 1 skein 100g
- Stitch markers
Brenda Castiel Designs
I’ve been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like light-weight wools, cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knit Picks, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, and Three Irish Girls Yarns, and have been published in several books. I produce a monthly newsletter with knitting tips, freebies, reviews, and giveaways -- please sign up at www.knitandtravelandsuch.blogspot.com. Get a free pattern when you sign up. Don’t worry, it’s easy to unsubscribe if you change your mind!