Slow Curves by Joji Locatelli
Slow Curves is a crescent shawl design that alternates wedges of solid colors with wedges of ‘faded’ or mixed yarns. With the use of short rows, these sections create curves that move like a pendulum. On one side of the shawl you will see 4 definite solid sections and on the other side you will see them all blended together.
The result is this beautiful, big, optically intriguing shawl.
92” (230 cm) wide x 20” (50 cm) deep
Fingering weight yarn in 4 colors. The yarns and yardage used in the sample are listed below:
Color 1 (lightest): 110y (100m).
Color 2: 280y (255m).
Color 3: 440y (402m).
Color 4 (darkest): 350y (320m).
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, a split ring st marker, blocking pins or wires.
16 sts and 34 rows to 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch on US 6 (4 mm) needles, after blocking and stretching.
This shawl is worked from the centre top down. Stitches are increased at each side on every row to give it its characteristic crescent shape. The colors fade into the next one as you work short row wedges.