Streetscape (en)

When the highway of life throws you for a curve, make a statement! Streetscape is a garter stitch triangle shawl worked from tip to end, with a quirky zig-zag element that adds a touch of challenge to the otherwise soothing garter stitch. Wide blocks of stripes are visually striking, and when knit in the lovely grey shades of Rosy Green Wool‘s Cheeky Merino Joy they’re reminiscent of the German Autobahn.

Each little twist and turn in the stripe pattern is simply a reminder that the journey will have some obstacles – and you’ll make it through. We’ve all hit an unexpected bump or detour in life. (Or two, or three, or…!) Toss this fabulous statement shawl over your shoulders and remember: The journey only makes you stronger.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4 in) in garter st (= knit all rows) with 3.5 mm/US#4 needle

Wingspan: 171 cm (67.25 in); Depth: 82.5 cm (32.5 in)


  • Knitting pattern
  • includes schematic

Materials you need at home:

  • Sport weight yarn: Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino Joy; 100% organic merino; 320 m (350 yd)/100 g

  • Yardages: C1: 061 (Cornish Slate), C2: 065 (Edelweiss), C3: 062 (Isar Pebble)

  • Needle: 3.5 mm/US#4 circular needle, 100 cm (40 in) or longer

  • Notions: 3 st markers [to mark “bump in the road“] + 1 crochet hook 3.5 mm [for crochet cast-on

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Knitting for me is all about experimenting, trying new things, rediscovering old stuff and mixing everything together to create something completely new and unique. You never run out of ideas or possiblities once you have started thinking about yarn and needles like that.

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