Short Description: This asymmetrical triangle shaped shawl features five colors of yarn worked into a beautiful angular gradated motif through the use of short rows and stripes. The shawl is worked in easy, elegant garter stitch, and features rows of eyelets between color changes, adding a bit of rhythm and interest. The pattern changes with every new section of color, making this a fun, irresistible knit that you won’t want to put down.
This design honors artist Georgia O’keeffe (1887-1986), the “Mother of American Modernism”, and is inspired by her iconic simplified landscapes and floral painting. The beautiful gradient yarn colorway used in this pattern is a collaboration with Alice O'Reilly, talented yarn dyer and owner of Backyard Fiberworks, where kits are available for purchase.
Gauge: Blocked: 17 sts and 42 rows = 4” in garter stitch Pre-blocked: 24 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch
Finished Measurements: Approximately 79” at widest point, and 33” length
Materials Used: Fingering (#1 superfine) Backyard Fiberworks Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 200yd/50g hank):
- Color A Teal, 1 hank, about 19 yards
- Color B Aqua, 1 hank, about 73 yards
- Color C Cream, 1 hank, about 134 yards
- Color D Peach, 1 hank, about 192 yards
- Color E Pink, 1 hank, about 128 yards
Needle Size: U.S. Size 6 (4 mm) (suggest at least 24” circular needles to accommodate large number of stitches)
Pattern Includes: Written directions, links for pattern support and video tutorials that explain basic techniques, 4 pictures
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other Details: Original design by Alexis Winslow