This shawl is a great project for anybody: not too difficult for a beginner but interesting enough for advanced knitters too.
The shawl features both stripes and lace: this gives endless opportunities for variations and I can’t wait to see what colour combinations people will choose.
The mixture of stripes and lace also means that this is a really adaptable pattern, you can create a more elegant shawl or pick strong, contrasting colours for a more casual look.
The pattern includes both written instructions and charts.
“I loved knitting the pattern. The color changes and lace pattern keeps the pattern interesting. It also keeps you knitting to see what happens next.” - purpleknit
“Very clear and easy to understand pattern. Relaxing knitting, made interesting by stripes and lace.” - Scriccio*
Achat is the first pattern in the Minerals collection. The Minerals Collection contains three shawl patterns: Achat, Lapis Lazuli and Dioptase. All these shawls feature a combination of stripes and lace.
Take the advantage for buying the whole collection for decreased price and knit eye catching accessories.
YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
C1: Wollmeise Pure, Grünfink (100% merino, 574 yards 525 m/150 g), 575 yards [525 m]
C2: Wollmeise Pure, Neptun Light (100% merino, 574 yards 525 m/150 g), 220 yards [200 m]
Use solid or semisolid yarn, sport or fingering weight. Busy yarns wouldn’t work well with this pattern.
NEEDLES USED FOR SAMPLE
US 3 3.25 mm 32” 80 cm long
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE OF THE SAMPLE
Wingspan: 62” (125 cm), depth at the middle: 24 ½ “ (49 cm)
21 sts x 40 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in st st. Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.
- Garter tab cast on
- Knit and purl working flat
- Lace knitting
- Picot bind off