Qinnitan is a pretty, pretty design from Melanie Berg. In the photo above you can see how lovely the drape is, due in part to its circular shape and in part to Finch, the light weight, springy yarn it’s worked in (colors Petal and Twig).
The shawl is knitted from the back of the neck to the outer edge and forms a half-circle. The garter stitch rows form graceful lines that, like the markings on a sea shell, swirl gently toward and away from each other. The shaping between stripes is made with short rows, and increases in the garter stitch stripes create the expanding, rounded shape.
A strong, garter stitch border in the contrasting color finishes things off beautifully.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the pieces in this year’s Shawl Week. Let us know!