The inspiration for this design, as it happens so often with me, is the beautiful hand-dyed yarn itself. Nature’s Luxury’s silky-soft Sheep en Soie wanted to become a tapestry of my home: The hills and valleys of Lower Austria that come alive in summer in the most gorgeous shades.
This light fingering weight base is a dream to work with and the yardage of 500 m per skein means that you can knit a generous shawl with three skeins. The silk gives the yarn a beautiful sheen that makes the colors shine and feels wonderful against your skein.
The shawl is knit sideways on the bias in one- and two-color brioche and garter stitch in the two main colors. They are worked on their own at the very beginning and end of the main part and blended together in the center, creating a gradient effect.
The contrasting brioche border combines different techniques – among them are brioche short-rows. An i-cord edge in the contrast color surrounds the entire shawl for a clean finish.
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Length: 250 cm / 98.5“
Height: 85 cm / 33.5“
22 sts / 48 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Garter stitch
22 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in Brioche stitch
US 4/3.5 mm circular needles
(or size needed to obtain gauge)
tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers