Coltrane Shawl by Sonja Bargielowska

Coltrane Shawl

January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1094 - 1476 yards (1000 - 1350 m)
One Size
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To celebrate the launch of Yarnadelic, I’m offering this pattern at 20% Discount until Tuesday 28th Jan.


Yipee! xx

Coltrane was designed with John Arbon Textile’s Yarnadelic in mind. This yarn is inspired by music and so I wanted to create a pattern with the same inspiration. My mind turned to the syncopated jazz rhythms of ‘A Love Supreme’ on of my favourite John Coltrane albums. The stripe sequence in this shawl is repeated and modulated in a similar way to Coltrane’s melodies. It was so much fun watching the four shades blend together and I hope you’ll have a blast doing the same with your version.

Wingspan: 208 cm / 82 inches
Depth: 61 cm / 24 inches

Coltrane is knitted from the centre out, so it is easy to increase or decrease the size by either adding or omitting repeats of the main body – please bear in mind that doing so will alter your yarn requirements.

John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic, Sport / Heavy 4-ply
(100% Falklands Corriedale; 333 metres per 100g)

C1: Ordinary Joe (undyed); 1 skein
C2: Pink Moon; 1 skein 
C3: Badi Da; 1 skein
C4: Nobody Knows; 1 skein

17 sts x 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inch square measured over Garter Stitch

Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking

4.5 mm (US 7 / UK 7) circular knitting needles suitable for working a large number of stitches
5 mm (US 8 / UK 6) circular or straight needle for working i-chord bind off 
7 stitch markers (including 1 unique marker)
Darning needle to sew in ends

increasing, stripes and i-chord bind off

This shawl is designed to be reversible, by playing with Garter Stitch stripes on what are traditionally the right and wrong sides of the fabric. The edges are finished with a clean built in i-chord edging.