Pick two colours of your favourite fingering weight yarn and lose yourself in a deceptively simple knit. Shine On Shawl combines a clean lace stitch with a complex-looking, but easy to work, diamond mosaic pattern. The graphic diamond motif is created with slipped stitches, and only one colour is ever worked at one time – no stranding! Simple increases form a shallow triangle shawl, a shape as classic and timeless as the mellow guitar riffs of Pink Floyd’s Shine On You Crazy Diamond which played through my mind as I knit. Choose between two sizes, small and large.
The Shine on Shawl is worked top down and includes both charted and written instructions.
DIMENSIONS Small (Large) Wingspan: 70 (106)”/177 (270) cm Depth: 13 (24)”/33 (61) cm Measurements taken after blocking.
*Illustrated knitting pattern *Suitable for advanced beginner
Materials you need at home:
YARN Yarn Fingering Weight/4-ply MC: 350 (800) yd /320 (732) m CC: 84 (229) yd/77 (209) m Small sample: Madelinetosh, Tosh Merino Light, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 420 yd/384 m) Silver Fox and Fluoro Rose.* Large sample: Hedgehog Fibers, Skinny Singles, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 100g) Fly, Madelinetosh, Tosh Merino Light, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 420 yd/384 m) Stovepipe.
NEEDLES US 5/3.75 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of sts (shawl is worked flat), or size required to obtain gauge.
Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach.
With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design.
I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear.
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