Painterly is an asymmetric triangular shawl worked from a single point to the shortest edge by increasing along one side. The two shorter sides are finished with a brioche rib border.
A total of 1050 m|1150 yds in a 4-ply Shetland wool, seven colours in total
Needles & accessories
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle sizes are:
3.50 mm | UK 9–10 | US 4 (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle, 80 cm long.
4.00 mm | UK 8 | US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge) of circular needle, 80 cm long.
1 lockable stitch marker.
The Painterly shawl is shown knitted using Jamieson’s of Shetland, Shetland Spindrift (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein) in the following colours:
Yarn A Rust 578: 3 x 25 g skeins.
Yarn B Ginger 462: 1 x 25 g skein.
Yarn C Amber 478: 1 x 25 g skein.
Yarn D Yellow Ochre 230: 1 x 25 g skein.
Yarn E Verdigris 772: 2 x 25 g skeins.
Yarn F Peacock 258: 2 x 25 g skeins.
Yarn G Cobalt 684: 2 x 25 g skeins.
Gauge | Tension
Measure stitch and row tension after washing and blocking.
26 sts and 40 rows per 10 cm|4 inches over moss stitch using smaller needles.
26 sts and 40 rows per 10 cm|4 inches over zigzag stitch using larger needles.
26 sts and 53 rows per 10 cm|4 inches over basket rib stitch using larger needles.
26 sts and 32 rows per 10 cm|4 inches over star stitch using larger needles.
26 sts and 27.5 rows per 10 cm|4 inches over brioche rib using smaller needles.
Finished depth: 73 cm| 29 in.
Finished length: 165 cm|65 in.
The A4 pattern has 8 pages including:
- Pattern information.
- A table of stitch counts for each increase row.
- Written and charted instructions for the stitch patterns.
- Clear instructions for knitting the shawl.
The kit contains:
- An A4 printed pattern for the Painterly shawl.
- Sufficient Jamieson’s of Shetland, Spindrift to knit the shawl.
Sample knitter: Nicki Merrall.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.
Knit Now, October 2017 (Issue 80).
Being Knitterly, December 2018 (printed pattern and digital download).
Being Knitterly, August 2020 (printed pattern and digital download).