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Radical Change

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Radical Change
Radical Change
Radical Change
Radical Change
Radical Change
Radical Change

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit lace
  • read charts or written instructions
  • block

Pattern Description:

The graffiti on the wall says:

Where do we come from?
Who are we?
Where are we going?

When searching for a location to take photos of the shawl in Vilnius, Lithuania, I saw the graffiti and a funny quote came to my mind: "If we do not change our direction soon, we will reach where we are going". These words are from some book about the environmental, economic and social crisis we are facing. It says that unless there is a radical change to the direction of current development, we will ruin our societies and the Earth. So I thought: How great it would be if knitters started thinking of such a change! We have time for thoughts while our hands are working.

The shawl is a triangle worked from the top down. Any yarn that can be blocked is suitable for this project. Solids and semi-solids are the best for this shawl as variegated yarn would obscure the stitch pattern.

The pattern contains charts and line-by-line written instructions. Stitch counts for each row are listed; the pattern also includes detailed blocking instructions.

Test knitters recommend these yarns:

Malabrigo Yarn Sock
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend
Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin
The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga!


For detailed information about gauge, measurements of the finished shawls, yarn amounts needed for different sizes etc. please check the table located among the photos.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Light fingering yarn weight: S size; fingering yarn weight: M size; sport yarn weight: L size; and DK yarn weight: XL size.

You Will Also Need:

  • 80 cm (32") or longer circular needles in size to obtain gauge, yarn needle for weaving in the ends, blocking pins/wires, 2 or more stitch markers (optional).
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About the designer

I am a Lithuanian living in Hungary - for more than 10 years already. I learned knitting still as a child, and then knitted occasionally, but very passionately. I also did pottery, web and print ...

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