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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Duality

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • k2tog (knit two together)
  • k3tog (knit three together)
  • purl
  • ssk (slip, slip, knit)

Pattern Description:

Designed by Kristin Hansen

This shawl is a scooped triangle shape worked back and forth on a circular needle from the top down. An asymmetrical triangle shape is created through creative use of increases.

The lace pattern is both written and charted.

Yarn called for:
Fibra Natura Good Earth (47% linen, 53% cotton; 100 g/204 yds)
108 Bok Choy (MC) - 2 skeins
Fibra Natura Flax (100% linen, 50 g/137 yds)
12 Tarragon - 2 skeins

Duality is also available as part of the Contrarian Shawls eBook.

NOTE: Errata added Nov-3 2015:
Work Rows 23-46 of patts, 2 more times - 283 sts (not 264).
Diamond Buds Edging patt will be repeated 47 times (not 44)

An updated file has been uploaded.


16 sts x 24 rows = 4" in St st using MC


  • US Size 8 (5 mm) 32" circular, spare dpn or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

682 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fibra Natura Good Earth and Flax

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