Thames is an asymmetric triangle shawl. The textured body has vertical twisted stitch columns on reverse stockinette stitch. They create vertical stripes and add texture and rhythm. On the reverse side, you’ll have neat stockinette stitch with vertical lines of twisted purl stitches.
The delicate and crisp lace border adds an airiness to the shawl. You work the lace on garter stitch, so it has no purl stitches and looks good on both sides.
Thames is an independent add-on to the Mix & Match – Rivers collection. You can knit Thames on its own. But if you also have the Mix & Match – Rivers collection, you have multiple options for creating your own shawl adventure.
With Thames and the 3 patterns of the Mix & Match – Rivers collection, you can create 16 different shawls!
Two skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% merino; 402 m / 440 yds per 100 g). Shown in colourway Polar Morn.
Or approximately 664 m / 726 yds of similar fingering weight yarn.
Size 4 mm / US 6 circular needle. Or size that gives you pattern gauge.
Shawl is worked flat but I recommend using a 80-100 cm / 32- 40 inch circular needle to accommodate the growing number of stitches.
20 stitches and 40 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch, before blocking
217 cm / 85 in (top edge) x 100 cm / 40 in (depth)
k1-b: knit through back loop
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
yo: yarn over
sl1k2togpsso: slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over
Type of instructions
This pattern has both written and charted instructions. Blocking instructions and a schematic are also provided.
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