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Diffraction Pattern


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Knitting: Diffraction
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Judy's Magic Cast On
  • Basic Increases
  • Knitting in the Round (Magic Loop or 2 Circulars)
  • Working Simple Chart and Written Instructions

Pattern Description:

Knitting in the round from the center out with widening, contrasting stripes creates this stunning rectangular shawl with NO purl stitches. Excellent travel and mindless knitting.

Worked completely in the round beginning with Judy's Magic Cast On and edged with attached I-Cord.

Directions are written and stripe patterns are charted.

The nature of the pattern makes it perfect for solid, variegated and color changing yarns.

Lace: MC: 700 yds (640 m); CC: 470 yds (430 m).
Fingering: MC: 395 yds (361m); CC: 300 yds (274m).
Aran: MC: 500 yds (457m); CC: 400yds (366m).


Gauge: (4" (10 cm) in blocked circular knit stitch)
Lace: 18.5 sts & 33 rows
Fingering: 16 sts & 28 rows
Aran: 13 sts & 18 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Lace: 62 x 22 in (157 x 56 cm)
  • Fingering: 62 x 21 in (157 x 53 cm)
  • Aran: 62 x 25 in (157 x 64 cm)


  • Needles: US 3 (6, 9) (3.25 (4, 5.5) mm) 47" (120 cm) circular needle(s); or size required to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

madelinetosh tosh sock



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About Designer

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Inspired by strong lines and solid, bold patterns. My designs tend to follow graphic lines, but have been known to jump randomly to the lacey, girly side for some diversion. You never know what will come up next!

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