Quartzite is a chic crescent shaped shawl knit top-down with simple repeats and evenly spaced garter ridges creating the appearance of preserved layers of sandstone. It is finished with a knitted-on border that mimics the movements deep within the earth that cause sandstone to convert to quartzite over very long periods of time. Quartzite is as sophisticated to wear as it is tranquil to knit!
Charted instructions with written support
Finished Dimensions are 17 inches down the center back and 40 inches from the bottom of the center back to the tips.
The main body of the shawl is knit in a combination of knit and purl rows creating garter ridges. The edging is a simple knitted-on border with all wrong side rows being purled. Quartzite is a great knit for both experienced lace knitters and adventurous beginners!
Gauge is not important, however should you make changes in yarn, needles or overall size you will need to adjust your yardage accordingly.
640 yards of Fingering weight
I live in Albuquerque NM & even though I grew up completely surrounded by all things fiber and knitting related I only started knitting in 2008. Now that I've spent a few years within the fiber & ...
I live in Albuquerque NM & even though I grew up completely surrounded by all things fiber and knitting related I only started knitting in 2008. Now that I've spent a few years within the fiber & knitting community I cannot imagine not ever being a part of it. I love lace and its my current passion in my design work & I'm excited to see that growing & evolving over time.
Where ever you are in the world I hope you are happy, healthy and part of your fiber community doing whatever your fibery thing of choice is that makes your heart smile!