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Knitting for me is all about experimenting, trying new things, re-discovering old stuff and mixing everything together.

I also like a challenge when I knit. I enjoy immensely to have an idea and ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Line´s

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increases
  • decreases
  • bobble
  • intarsia

Pattern Description:

This shawl is my third intarsia design. This time, in addition to using more than one colour, I am combining two yarns of almost opposite weight categories; worsted weight and lace weight yarn. The effect is a very impressive contrast between heavy and light, solid and transparent.

I did enhance this contrast by working the worsted weight wedges in the thick weave pattern and the lace weight wedges in the almost transparent stocking stitch. Some final garter stitch ridges prevent the edge from curling.

As always all techniques used will be explained in a detailed illustrated appendix.

Yarns needed:

- Yarn A: Worsted weight; Shown in
Rowan Creative Focus worsted; 75% wool, 25% alpaca;
200 m (220 yds)/100 g; colour SH03112 (evergreen)
Yardage: 300 m (330 yds)/150 g
- Yarn B: Lace weight; Shown in
Isager Alpaca 1; 100% alpaca;
400 m (437.5 yds)/50 g; colour 020/16 (grey-blue)
Yardage: 400 m (437.5 yds)/50 g


Any gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The "wings" are 94 cm and 64 cm long


  • 2 dpns US#6/4 mm [for the cast-on]
  • US#8/5 mm circular, 60-150 cm (34-60) [for the main part]
  • US#6/4 mm circular, 60-150 cm (34-60) [for the edging]

You Will Also Need:

  • Box with 6 drawers or 6 clothes pegs or 6 bobbins [to work the intarsia]
  • A crochet hook [to pull the threads taut at yarn changes]