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Venation Shawl by Ambah O'Brien. Designed to make the most of the Koigu pencil box set featuring 10 colours, Venation Shawl will keep you inspired to knit as you work toward each colour. Simple shaping also keeps the project interesting and results in an easy-to-wear shallow triangle shawl. It is inspired by the venation structure of leaves, and the autumnal colours chosen for the sample reflect this. Of course, any colour fade combination will shine with this project as will knitting a solid colour version, allowing the venation structure to be the focal point.

Gauge: 18 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in Venation Eyelet stitch, blocked (*Note: Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.)

Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 92”/231 cm; Depth: 16.5”/42 cm (*Note: Measurements taken after blocking.)

Materials Used: 

  • Fingering weight; Either 870 yd/796 m or a ten-colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 87 yd/79 m
  • Colours in gradient set will be referred to as C1 through C10
  • Sample shown in: Koigu, Pencil Box, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 870 yd/796 m per 250 g), Venation Set, colour numbers in order used: P756, P524C, P204C, P601, P750, 5375, 5370, P356, P376, 1118

Needle Size: US 5/3.75 mm needle, or size required to obtain gauge

Pattern Includes: Written instructions

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner

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