Shifting tones of Piper held double create a beautiful garter-stitch fabric that’s both substantial and airy. Taking cues from ever-changing sunlit seascapes, Katrine Birkenwasser worked up this design with two strands of Piper, changing colors one strand at a time for a subtle, shifting marled effect over this short-row shaped, asymmetrical triangle shawl.
88" [223.5 cm] wingspan and 27" [68.5 cm] deep at center
piper / 2 skeins each / longhorn 601 / guadalupe 603 / coldspring 611
32" circular in size US 9 [5.5 mm]
16 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch with yarn held double, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, wrap-and-turn short rows (links provided); increasing, decreasing.
Tiger Flower is an engaging knit with masterful play of color. Completely reversible in two-color welting and brioche, Katrine Birkenwasser’s crescent-shaped shawl is worked from the top center out to bottom edge, with subtle striping and a beautiful floral border that shifts in color prominence. The two-color method used in this shawl is worked first in one color, then stitches are shifted back to the left needle and worked again in the second color, and repeated in the same fashion on the other side—a fun and adventurous colorwork technique, with a stunning result.
81" [206 cm] wingspan and 19" [49 cm] deep
tern / 2 skeins each: petrol 425 / kelp 409
32" circular in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
17 sts and 37 rows = 4" [10 cm] in welting pattern, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, two-color brioche (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.