SIZE: Approximately 58” height x 44” width, blocked.
Expression Fiber Arts Pearlescent Worsted
Shown in colors : (a) Royal Gray, (b) Pink Pearl and (c) Chilled
(a) 2 skeins, (b) 1 skein, (c) 1 skein
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work. We used a total of 640 yards for the sample shown.
NEEDLES: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 36” circular or longer to accommodate the large number of sts and US size 10 (6.0 mm) 36” or longer to work the mosaic panel (optional).
Advanced Beginner - This pattern is suited to the adventurous knitter wishing to learning new techniques.
Notes From the Designer:
•In this final etude, we explore two-color, slipped stitch knitting (also known as mosaic knitting). Choose high-contrast colors that pop, or low-contrast colors that meld to create a subtle effect, and have fun slipping stitches in this simple but classy brocade pattern.
•An asymmetrical triangle is one of my favorite shawl shapes, because you can stop whenever you get bored, or keep knitting for a larger shawl. This pattern is great for playing with size, and each section is easy to adjust, so you can work a longer or shorter Stockinette section or play with the brocade section to your heart’s content.
•In slipped stitch knitting, it is important not to slip sts tightly, as the resulting fabric might pucker. You might want to swatch the brocade pattern before casting on, to make sure you can create a fabric you like that has just the right amount of tension. Tight knitters might also want to consider going up a needle size during the brocade section.
•I saved one of my favorite musical pieces for last with this pattern. Try listening to the Prelude from Op. 28: XV. in D-Flat Major by Frederic Chopin, also known as the “Raindrop Prelude.” This is my favorite piece by Chopin, who is also one of my favorite composers. It sounds just like a spring or summer rain, beginning softly, then increasing in intensity as a storm rolls through, before tapering off as the end of the rain moves away and the sun returns. It’s a perfect piece for some contemplative knitting, and pairs well with the brocade pattern in the middle of the shawl. Sitting in a window seat, knitting and listening to Chopin, you could easily pretend that you’re the heroine of a Jane Austen novel!
•Click the Videos tab to watch a step-by-step video of this mosaic pattern.
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Soft and Special! I just finished making the shawl. The pattern was very easy to follow and I liked changing to the brocade in the center. I used the pearlescent worsted and loved the softness of the fiber going through my fingers as I was knitting. Now that it is becoming cooler I look forward to wearing it on my shoulders and wrapped around my neck. I would definitely recommend the pattern and the yarn.
Beautiful. Can't wait to get started!!
Stunning, love it....can't wait to start on this project!!
I can't wait to get my fingers (and your yarn) working on this. It's simply lovely!!
I have so many to make but I love large shawls. I think this will be my first to make. I love the texture and the size. Just gorgeous!
This looks lovely. I watched the video and the pattern looks interesting. Thanks for the delightful patterns and scrumtious yarns. They look wonderful to work with.
This and every pattern I have received are so well written! Instructions, legends, everything was easy to read and understand. Its all so simple! I can’t say this is my favorite pattern...... only because I refuse to choose just one favorite! Thank you for the instructions to create such beautiful things!
Simple and elegant.
Although I haven’t made this yet, I love it. It looks fairly easy and is the perfect size. I’m looking forward to making it.