Minnesota, the Land of Lakes was the inspiration behind this colorful shawl. Growing up I was surrounded by the glistening waters and majestic pines of Twin Cities. Although I no longer live there, Minnesota still has a piece of my heart! Dontcha know?
Amazing Lakes It is an elongated, asymmetrical triangular shawl with a curved top edge. This is a simple mosaic pattern, easy to knit even by somebody who has no experience with color work. Mosaic is one of the fun, magical color-work techniques. It looks like a lot of work, but only one color is worked at a time, and the pattern is created simply by slipping the stitches in the other color you are not working. yah, you betcha!!!
Original Shawl knit in-
Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino 400 yds/115 grams
Main Color (MC): 400 yards
-One each of the following-
4 mini-skeins 38 grams ea
Needles: US 4/ 3.5mm, US 6/4mm for bind off
Notions: Stitch markers (optional, but good for marking repeats), Tapestry needle, T-pins and blocking wires for blocking
Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch although gauge is not crucial for this project, it will affect the finished size and yarn requirements. A looser gauge will result in the use of more yarn.
Finished measurements: 80” x 19” deep Measurements taken after blocking.
Construction: This is an asymmetrical shawl worked from edge to edge. It begins with a small number of stitches. Increases and decreases are used to create the shape of the shawl as it expands in width.