Frequency is a deep triangular shawl knit in two-color brioche and garter stitch. The chevron pattern is created by switching between the two textures, combined with switching foreground and background color with the syncopated brioche technique. The main part is knit in two colors, a third color is used for the one-color brioche border and i-cord edges.
The main part of the shawl is available in a charted version as well! The pattern comes in a print/desktop version (includes charts) and a mobile version (for viewing on smartphones and tablets).
3 colors: 2 main colors (A and B) + 1 contrasting color (C)
of fingering weight yarn (about 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g) for the smaller version
or light-fingering weight yarn (about 450 m / 492 yds per 100 g) for the larger version
Small Version: 180 cm / 71“ length; 86 cm / 34“ height
Large Version: 220 cm / 86 ½“ length; 105 cm / 41 ½“ height
*no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample; you can knit the large version with fingering weight yarn (vs. light fingering used in the sample), but you’ll need more than 1 skein per color
Small Version: Raval by Greta and the Fibers (75% Merino / 25% Nylon, 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g) in the colorways 925 (light gray – A), 928 (dark gray – B), and 926 (medium gray – C).
Large Version: Fino by Manos del Uruguay (70% Merino / 30% Silk, 450 m / 490 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Ballgown (pink – A), Filigree (Yellow – B), and Silver Teaset (gray – C).
20 sts / 46 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in garter stitch
20 sts / 23 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in brioche stitch
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape);
optional but recommended: start with shorter circular (60 cm / 24“ length) needles or DNPs and switch to longer circular needles (100-120 cm /40-47“) later
tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker