Glimmering Shawl by Veera Välimäki

Glimmering Shawl

December 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1235 yards (1129 m)
One Size
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Interpretations Vol. 8 is here! This year brings you the charming 8th collaboration between Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki. This collection includes six themes, six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes.

In 2021 we continued to work together virtually. We found this to be a great opportunity to show you a bit of our home countries. We did the photoshoots separately in our respective major cities: Helsinki and Buenos Aires. Joji’s pictures are taken by Claudia Salazar, Veera’s by Jonna Jolkin.

You can read all about our work together here:

Find our collections as printed books from Pom Pom Press:

Light breeze moves through my hair and brushes my face like a feather. I imagine parrots in palm trees, so bright and happy. I imagine turquoise water and colors from a long way away. Water reflects all movements, all colors, everything. The feeling of joy is woven into each stitch of this shawl, highlighting all that is happy and cheerful in my life.

With the Glimmering Shawl, you will knit one part then mirror it; make one wing and finally add another! The shawl is all about piecing a puzzle together but, in the end, it’s a colorful, graphic shawl with simple garter stitch and stripes. The shawl is worked modularly in pieces, joined as you go – no seaming involved.

Finished measurements of the shawl: 86” 220 cm wingspan and 27.5” 70 cm deep at deepest spot.

Yarn: 4 skeins of Merino Single by Qing Fibre (100% SW Merino; 400 yds 366 m / 100 g); 2 skeins in MC, 1 skein in each CC1 and CC2. Approx. 1235 yds 1130 m of fingering-weight yarn; 600 yds 550 m in MC, 295 yds 270 m in CC1 and 340 yds 310 m in CC2. Sample is knitted in colors Daffodils (MC, yellow-white-speckle), Purple Haze (CC1, purple) and Biscuit (CC2, yellow).
Needles: US 4 3.5 mm circular needles, 32” 80 cm long or longer.
Other: Stitch markers, one removable marker or safety pin, tapestry needle and blocking aids.

22 sts and 44 rows = 4” 10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking.