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from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fulcra

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Mosaic knitting

Pattern Description:

A fulcrum is a hinge or point around which a lever pivots. The mosaic pattern that forms the wide border of this garter-based, 3/4ths square shawl reminded me of Archimedes' quote, "Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough, and a fulcrum, and I can move the earth."

In order to achieve a loose increase along the spines and edges, you will work a two row increase technique. On RS rows you'll work yarnovers at the edges of the three increasing sections. On WS rows, knit the yarnovers through the back loops to close the holes.

Note that the mosaic stitch is charted only.


18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in well blocked garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size: 33.75"/ 102cm wide at bottom edge; 85.5" / 259cm circumference; 16.5" / 42cm deep


  • 900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m) laceweight yarn
  • US 5 - 3.75 mm needles
  • US 6 - 4.0 mm needles
  • 6 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

1000 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula Wash My Lace